2020 U.S. Election Webinar Series
Pre-Election Expert Panel

All previous language about the importance of an election now sound like clichés. After four years of a tumultuous Trump presidency, U.S. cities are on fire, COVID has killed 200,000 Americans, and debt and deficit now seem out of control. The U.S. seems on a precipice, perhaps able to drag the western world down with it.

But what does the upcoming election mean for Canada? What are some of the implications for either a Biden or Trump win? Is the U.S. facing an existential threat, or can its system of checks and balances maintain order and some good government?

Please join a panel of experts as we discuss these questions, and take yours. The panel will also provide a primer on the U.S. electoral system.

Thursday, October 22, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. MDT


  • MODERATOR: Dr. Pierre Gerlier Forest, Professor and Director, James S. and Barbara A. Palmer Chair in Public Policy, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

  • Dr. Eugene Beaulieu, Interim Director, International Policy and Trade, and Director, International Economics, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary; Professor, Department of Economics, University of Calgary

  • Dr. Keesha M. Middlemass, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Department of Political Science, Howard University

  • Luiza Savage, Executive Director, Editorial Initiatives, POLITICO

Please note that Dr. Christopher Sands will no longer be able to join the panel due to an unavoidable conflict. We look forward to hearing from him on our November 5 Post-U.S. Election Panel.

There is no cost to register. Webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Please share this with those who might be interested.

Contact us at [email protected] with any questions.

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