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Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street

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The Anger of Nations: Trump, Trudeau, Merkel, and Farage in an Age of Voter Rage

March 02, 2017
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When: Thu, March 2, 2017. 7:00 PM.

Where: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.

Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU Public Square and SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement.

What does a Trump presidency mean for Canada? We know that Canada needs the United States, but do they need us? These questions are on the minds of many as our country’s most important political and economic partner begins an unprecedented and unpredictable transition.

Join pollster Nik Nanos as he presents his latest research on how Canadian attitudes toward the United States have shifted in recent months. Laura Lynch will moderate the evening. Nanos' presentation will be followed by brief interventions from three respondents: Professor Mark Pickup (SFU Dept of Political Science) as well as Mike Meneer (Democrat) and Jeff Peterson (Republican, though not a Trump supporter) from CBC Radio's 'American Panel'.

Following the presentation, we invite you to take part in a moderated discussion with Nanos on how people-driven movements in the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom have major implications for Canada’s role in the world.

Nik Nanos is the pollster of record for CTV News, Canada’s largest private broadcaster, The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper, and Bloomberg News in Canada.

This event is presented in partnership with the Centre for Public Opinion and Political Representation with the Department of Political Science.

Speaker Bios

Nik Nanos  trusted researcher and strategic advisor, Nik has the most distinguished and consistent track record of reliability in the Canadian public opinion research industry. He is regularly called upon by senior executives to provide counsel on a wide range of issues including corporate mergers, public advocacy campaigns, reputation management and regulatory issues and leads Nanos Research. The Nanos Research Group of Companies includes Signal Leadership Communications, a social public relations firm with images to create, issues to manage, relationships to build and reputations to protect in a digitally disrupted era. It also includes Nanos-dimap Analytica, an analytics and targeting research practice which is a joint venture with dimap, one of Germany’s top research organizations. In addition to his weekly Nanos Power Index which charts the strength of the federal political parties, Nik leads the team behind the weekly Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index, considered a must-have resource for senior executives and streamed to Bloomberg subscriber terminals globally every Monday. He is the pollster of record for CTV News, Canada's largest private broadcaster, The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper and Bloomberg News in Canada.

Mark Pickup is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University. He is also a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Politics at the University of Oxford.

Mark is a specialist in Comparative Politics and Political Methodology. Substantively, his research primarily falls into four areas: political identities and vote choice; the economy and democratic accountability; conditions of democratic responsiveness; and polls and electoral outcomes. His research focuses on political information, public opinion, political identities, the media, election campaigns and electoral institutions within North American and European countries. His methodological interests concern the analysis of longitudinal data (time series, panel, network, etc.) with a secondary interest in Bayesian analysis.

Born and raised in the U.S., Jeff Peterson is a regular commentator on U.S. politics.  As a member of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada, Jeff has organzied, chaired and spoken at numerous AmCham programs on U.S. politics.  He’s also half of CBC Radio’s “American Panel” and has spoken to many groups on U.S. political matters.  Jeff is a partner in the U.S.-based law firm of Dorsey & Whitney and has been practising U.S. business law in Vancouver since 1994.

Michael Meneer has two decades of experience in journalism, fundraising, government relations and public relations in the United States and Canada. He is also a film and television actor and media commentator on U.S. politics based in Vancouver, British Columbia, serving as the Democrat half of the “American Panel” on CBC Radio’s Early Edition with Rick Cluff.

Michael has been vice president for development, communications and marketing at the Pacific Salmon Foundation since 2009. Before moving to Vancouver in 2007, he worked for seven years in Washington, D.C. as an association executive director, journalist and communications officer for two NGOs. This included stints at the ABC News affiliate in the nation’s capital, Catholic Charities and the U.S. Council on Competitiveness.

Michael earned a Bachelor's degree in History from The Ohio State University in 1997 and a Master's degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University in 2004.

While a college student, Michael joined AmeriCorps, the domestic Peace Corps, and was a literacy instructor for low-income children in Columbus, Ohio. That experience led to his appointment as executive director of the national AmeriCorps alumni association in Washington D.C. He travelled the country speaking to charitable and philanthropic organizations and lobbied the U.S. Congress to support the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps.

Michael serves on the parish council of St. Mark’s Catholic Church; assists as a volunteer coach for his 10 year-old daughter’s soccer team; and is British Columbia contact for The Ohio State University’s Alumni Association. He is a member of the Vancouver Club.

Laura Lynch has covered Canada and the world for more than twenty years, being recognized both at home and abroad for her work. 

She has been the CBC's correspondent based in London and in Washington DC . In both posts, she covered stories that marked crucial moments in world history: the attacks of September 11th, 2001 and their aftermath, the invasion of Afghanistan, the fallout in Pakistan, the bombings of transport systems in London and Madrid. In Africa, Laura went undercover to report on what was happening inside Zimbabwe at a time when journalists were barred from the country. She has also spent time in the Middle East, most recently in Syria and Iran. 

Since her return to Canada in 2012, Laura has been a regular guest host on The Current, As it Happens and The Sunday Edition. 

She has won many awards for her work, receiving the prestigious Nieman fellowship for Harvard University, an award from the British Bar Association for a two part documentary series that aired on the BBC World Service, as well as recognition from Amnesty International, the Overseas Press Club in New York and the Gabriel awards. 

Laura earned a law degree from the University of Victoria and holds a journalism degree from Carleton University. 

(Excerpted from CBC)

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Admission

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When: Thu, March 2, 2017. 7:00 PM.

Where: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.

Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU Public Square and SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement.

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