Past Event

Breakfast Forum with Expert Panel 'The State Of America'
When: Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 07:30 - Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 09:00

Breakfast Forum with expert panel 'The State of America', the First in a series on the politics of America.

This Forum discussion will include the expert panel - John Parisella, Tom Velk, Elisabeth Vallet and Adam Daifallah. Where the United States is today, economically, politically and socially with implications for Canada.

Co-sponsored by the McGill University North American Studies Program

Continental breakfast to be served.

Entry fee: AmCham members no charge,
$20 for non-members, payable by credit card through PayPal or at the door.

The conference will be held primarily in English with Q&A in both French and English.
Invitees: AmCham Canada Members and invited guests per this invitation 

RSVP Before November 4 to reserve your spot for this event! Space is limited. 
Stephanie Perlis: or by telephone: 514.516.2802

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.



Elisabeth Vallet is a Professor of Political Science ‎and Scientific Director at the Raoul-Dandurand Chair of Strategic and Diplomatic Studies at l'Université du Québec à Montréal. Ms. Vallet has become 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.




   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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