The panel, “The United States After Trump: The Presidential Succession and America in Transition,” was held on January 26 by Zoom.
Presented by the Canada Research Chair in Global and International Studies and St. Thomas University’s Political Science Department, this panel of historians and political scientists who study U.S. politics looked to the past, present and future to discuss the U.S. presidential succession at a moment of transition in American society.
The panel featured:
Jamie Gillies is an Associate Professor of Communications and Public Policy in the Department of Journalism and Communications at St. Thomas University. A political scientist by training, his academic work is focused on political communications and public policy, in particular American presidents and Anglo-American executive leadership, U.S. White House advisers, and the personalization of political leadership. He is the editor of the recent book Political Marketing in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election (Palgrave Pivot, 2017). Dr. Gillies is also the Executive Director of the Frank McKenna Centre for Communications and Public Policy.
Brad Cross is a Professor in the Department of History at St. Thomas University. An award-winning teacher, his research interests include social and environmental history of multinational mining companies, corporate social responsibility, and comparative urban history.
Avi Chomsky is a Professor of History and the Coordinator of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies at Salem State University in Massachusetts. Dr. Chomsky has collaborated with scholar-activists in Atlantic Canada on research and solidarity with Colombian workers and communities affected by coal mining. She is the author of several books, including Central America’s Forgotten History: Revolution, Violence and the Roots of Migration (2019), Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal (2014), A History of the Cuban Revolution (2010) and They Take Our Jobs! and 20 Other Myths About Immigration (2007).
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