York U experts available to discuss United States elections, candidates


TORONTO, March 14, 2016 – York University experts are available to comment on the candidates, primaries and issues in the run up to the 2016 United States presidential election on Nov. 8.

  • Political science Professor Stephen Newman can talk about the 2016 U.S. election, primaries, candidates, American politics and ideology, as well as freedom of expression.
  • Political science Professor Roddy Loeppky can speak about American politics, international and comparative political economy, the US election and primaries. He is currently teaching a course on politics, society and democracy in the US.
  • Political science Professor David Leyton-Brown can talk about U.S. foreign policy, Canadian-American relations, Canadian-American trade and defence relations, US election, primaries, candidates, parties, issues and election process.
  • Political science Professor Robert E. Latham can speak to the populist elements in play in the election and what that means for the main candidates. He is currently working on a book on the connections between the right and the left, especially in the US, in relation especially to the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.

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