Ambassador David Jacobson will speak about differences between U.S. and Canadian electoral systems, key states and races, and the impact of elections on Canada-U.S. relations

The U.S. elections: an insider's view from the outside

U of T hosts American ambassador to Canada

As the world’s attention is focused on the Presidential Election in the United States, the U.S. Ambassador to Canada will be at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto to discuss the election, and its implications for Canada. 

On Tuesday, October 23, the Centre for the Study of the United States(CSUS) at the Munk School, and Fulbright Canada will present Ambassador David Jacobson, who will deliver a lecture entitled, The U.S. Elections: An Insider’s View from the Outside.

“We’re very pleased to host Ambassador Jacobson on the eve of the US Election,” said Janice Stein, Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs. “It is a wonderful opportunity for our students. The Ambassador brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to a discussion about how the American political process affects the largest bilateral trade relationship in history – and with the prospect of a tight election race, this is the time to draw on that experience.”

Ambassador Jacobson will address differences between the Canadian and the U.S. election processes; historical trends; polling; key states and races; and the impact of the elections on the bilateral relationship.

The lecture, to be held at 12:00 pm in the Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, is free and open to the public. However, as seating is limited, all guests, including those from the media, are required to RSVP to prior to the event.

Operating in more than 150 countries worldwide, the Fulbright program has long been regarded as the world’s premiere academic exchange. With the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada and the United States Department of State, Fulbright Canada is the gold standard for academic exchanges and intellectual opportunity. For more information:

Housed in the Munk School of Global Affairs, CSUS represents the largest collection of U.S.-focused scholars in Canada, as well as the greatest concentration of U.S. expertise in Canada’s history. Drawing on the resources of the Munk School, and with more than 66 faculty affiliates, it has an unprecedented strength in U.S. expertise and in American Studies, both institutionally and nationally. For more information about CSUS and the Munk School of Global Affairs:


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