State of America 'BearPit' Breakfast Debate
State of America ‘BearPit’ Breakfast Debate
Start Time: Nov 19th,2019 @ 07:30 am
End Time: Nov 19th,2019 @ 09:00 am
The Mount Royal Club
1175 Sherbrooke St. W
Montreal, QC

Join AmCham Canada, Quebec on November 19th for its State of America ‘Bear Pit’ Breakfast Forum Debate: Where America is today as a society and the implications for Canada and the world

An expert panel discusses the state of American society today with implications for Canadian business and trade and world affairs.

The status of the President and the Presidency, the American economy, the new NAFTA agreement, tariffs and protectionism, American society, the politics of it all, and what it means for Canada, the world, and the global economy.

A ‘bear-pit’ discussion among four of Montreal and Canada’s leading expert commentators on American affairs – Rafael Jacob, David Shribman, Elisabeth Vallet, and Adam Daifallah. The seventh edition of this annual debate on the economic and political condition of America in the world.

With the cooperation of the Conseil des relations internationales de Montréal (CORIM) and the Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec (RJCCQ)

A light breakfast will be served.

When: Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
WhereThe Mount Royal Club, 1175 Sherbrooke St. West, Montréal H3A 1H9
Cost: AmCham Canada and cooperating organization members $49 +tax; non-members $59 +tax
Registration: Register before November 15 to reserve your place for this event! Space is limited. RSVP / Registration here

If you need to speak to someone, call us at 514-893-4295

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

The Panel:

Rafael Jacob is a post-doctoral fellow at the Raoul-Dandurand Chair at the Université du Québec à Montreal, where his work focuses on the study and the analysis of American politics. He is a frequent commentator in the media on American society and political affairs. He previously acquired several years of professional experience in politics, including working for two private-research firms, and serving as an adviser in two federal Ministers’ offices. He is currently teaching at three universities. He holds a doctorate in political science from Temple University in Philadelphia, where he has also taught.

David M. Shribman was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1995 for his coverage of Washington and the American political scene. He writes a weekly column, “My Point,” syndicated throughout the United States, and a biweekly column for the Globe and Mail.  Mr. Shribman  has occupied the positions of executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and assistant managing editor, columnist and Washington bureau chief of the Boston Globe.  He is now the J.W. McConnell Professor of Practice at the Max Bell School of Public Policy, McGill University. A dual citizen of the United States and Canada, he served as national political correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, and covered Congress and national politics for The New York Times. Mr. Shribman was a regular panelist on the PBS show “Washington Week,” has appeared on both “Face the Nation” and “Meet the Press,” and is a frequent analyst for the BBC and CBC.

Elizabeth 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 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.

Adam Daifallah is the co-founder and Managing Partner of HATLEY Strategy Advisors, a Montreal-based public affairs firm. Before co-founding HATLEY, Adam practiced law at the Montreal office of Norton Rose Fulbright (then Ogilvy Renault). Previously, he sat on the editorial board of the National Post in Toronto and was Washington, D.C. correspondent of The New York Sun. He is co-author of two books on Canadian politics. In the voluntary sector, Adam is Chairman of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, a director of Golf Canada, the Montreal Cancer Institute, and the Schmeelk Canada Foundation, a member of the Management Committee of the Mount Royal Club and a member of the Advocacy Committee of the Quebec Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is a fellow of the Montreal Economic Institute and of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Tom Creary, Founder and past Chairman of the Quebec Chapter of The American Chamber of Commerce in Canada. 

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