Past Event

Breakfast Forum with expert panel 'The State of America'
When: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 07:45 - Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 09:15

The second of an annual series on the economic and political condition of America in the world. 

The State of America after the 2014 mid-term elections. The Obama presidency and the new Congress, the U.S. and world economy, America's leadership in the world. Where the United States is today, economically, politically and socially with implications for Canada.

A 'bear-pit' discussion among four of Montreal and Canada's leading expert commentators on American affairs.

Speakers: John Parisella, Tom Velk, Donald Cuccioletta and Adam Daifallah. 

A continental breakfast will be served.

Entry fee: AmCham members $20. Non-members $35, Students $10, all plus taxes.  Payable by credit card through PayPal. A PayPal invoice will be sent to you upon reception of your intention to attend.

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

RSVP before November 14 to reserve your spot for this event! Space is limited. 
Tom Creary:
Telephone: 514.893.4295

Co-sponsored by the McGill University North American Studies Program with the cooperation of the Conseil des relations internationales de Montréal (CORIM)

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 on the Board of Governors of the American Federal Reserve System and has served as a consultant 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.






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