Past Event

'State of America' Breakfast forum: The U.S. Election - What could happen and what it could mean.
When: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 07:45 - Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 09:15

Hosted by AmCham Canada Quebec Chapter, an expert panel discusses the election a week ahead of it. Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump. Congress. What could happen. Impacts on America's leadership in the world and on the world economy with implications for Canada.

A 'bear-pit' discussion among four of Montreal and Canada's leading expert commentators on American affairs: John Parisella, Tom Velk, Donald Cuccioletta and Adam Daifallah

Co-sponsored by the McGill University North American Studies Program, the McGill University Desautels Faculty of Management's Progam for International Competitiveness, with the cooperation of the Conseil des relations internationales de Montréal (CORIM). 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
7:45 AM to 9:15 AM

Executive Lounge, 6th Floor, Samuel Bronfman Building
McGill University, 1001 Sherbrooke St. West
Montréal H3A 1G5

AmCham members $25 | Non-members $35 | Students $10
all plus taxes.  

Register online by clicking here or by contacting Daniel Fortin at or at 514 994-7892, before October 26. Places are limited.

The conference will be held primarily in English with Q&A in both French and English. 

A continental breakfast will be served.

The Panel:

John Parisella is a well-known business and political figure in Quebec, widely recognized in recent years for his astute and deep knowledge of American politics. Mr. Parisella has been at the centre of Quebec politics in his career as director-general of the Liberal Party of Quebec and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Premier of Quebec. He has been the President and CEO of one of Quebec's leading advertising firms, and in recent years Delegate General of Quebec in New York. He comments widely on American political affairs.

Tom Velk is a Libertarian-leaning American economist and the chair of the North American Studies program at McGill University. He has served as an advisor to the Board of Governors of the American Federal Reserve System and as an advisor to the Joint Economic Committee of the United States Congress. Mr. Velk is a regular contributor to media coverage of economic issues for The Wall Street Journal, the Canadian Forum, The Globe and Mail, Financial Post, Montreal Gazette, Le Devoir, and the CBC.

Donald Cuccioletta is a Professor of Political Science at the Raoul-Dandurand Chair of Strategic and Diplomatic Studies at l'Université du Québec à Montréal. Mr. Cuccioletta is recognized in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada as an expert on American politics, the strategic issues at play in politics in the United States and is a regular commentator on such in the print and electronic media in Canada. He is the author of the 2013 book "Ou vont les États-Unis?"

Adam Daifallah is a co-founder and partner of HATLEY Strategy Advisors, a public affairs and communications consulting firm based in Montreal. Mr. Daifallah is a skilled communicator who interacts with key decision-makers in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Washington, D.C. He is also an instructor at McGill University's Department of North American Studies, a fellow of the Montreal Economic Institute and a frequent commentator on public affairs in newspapers, on radio and on television.

Sponsored by: 

Hosted By
AmCham Quebec