As the world’s attention is focused on the Presidential Election in the United States, the U.S. Ambassador to Canada visited the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto to discuss the election, and its implications for Canada.  On Tuesday, October 23, the Centre for the Study of the United States at the Munk School, and Fulbright Canada presented the public lecture featuring Ambassador David Jacobson entitled, “The U.S. Election: An Insider’s View from the Outside”. It was held at 12:00 pm in the Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility.

Ambassador Jacobson addressed differences between the Canadian and the U.S. election processes; historical trends; polling; key states and races; and the impact of the elections on the bilateral relationship.

The lecture was FREE and open to the public. You can watch a webcast of the entire event here.

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Housed in the Munk School of Global Affairs, the Centre for the Study of the United States (CSUS) represents the largest collection of U.S.-focused scholars in Canada, as well as the greatest concentration of U.S. expertise in Canada’s history. Drawing on the resources of the Munk School, and with over 66 faculty affiliates, it has an unprecedented strength in U.S. expertise and in American Studies, both institutionally and nationally. For more information about CSUS and the Munk School of Global Affairs please visit: