Media Advisory: Trump administration’s impact in Canada and abroad focus of Glendon Campus panel


TORONTO, January 25, 2017 – York University’s Glendon Campus will host a Thursday evening panel discussion on the implications of the new Trump administration for Canada and the world.

The panel of speakers will include:

Juan Alsace, U.S. Consul General in Toronto
Joan Ablett,
consultant, Ablett Communications
Miloud Chennoufi,
Chair, Department of Security and International Affairs, Canadian Forces College (Toronto) and BMO Visiting Fellow, Glendon School of Public and International Affairs
Ron Pruessen,
professor, Department of History, University of Toronto

U.S. President Donald Trump indicated during his election campaign that as president he would make significant changes in terms of globalization, international trade, immigration, security, border management, NATO, the UN and multilateralism. Against this backdrop, the panelists are expected to focus on the following topics:

  • The U.S. elections and the global impact – Middle East in particular;
  • The short/long term implications on Canada/ U.S. relations; trade, security etc.;
  • The role of the media/social media – good, bad, indifferent;
  • Youth participation and youth voices during and after the election campaign.

What: Glendon Global Debates – The U.S. Election and the New Trump Administration
When: Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:30pm-9pm
Where: A-100 Centre of Excellence, Glendon Campus, York University, 2275 Bayview Avenue, Toronto.
Info and speaker bios:

The panel discussion is the second in a series of Glendon Global Debates presented by the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs in partnership with the Canadian International Council - Toronto Chapter.  The event will be bilingual and simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-discipline programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world’s most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university – our 11 faculties and 26 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 295,000 alumni.York U's fully bilingual Glendon campus is home to Southern Ontario's Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education.

Media contact: Janice Walls, York University Media Relations, 416-736-5543,