With the American political race hitting full steam in Iowa, Carleton experts are standing by to lend their expertise.
Department of Political Science
In 2008, Professor Haussman, an American, led a group of Carleton students on an excursion to Massachusetts to work on the Hillary Clinton campaign in the final days before Super Tuesday. Haussman has worked on congressional and presidential primary campaigns, and in the Massachusetts state legislature.
She is able to comment on long and short-term aspects of party and electoral change in the U.S., the U.S. presidential primary system, party financing, women in politics and the current trajectory of the Republican party.
Senior Distinguished Fellow, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs
Roberston recently published the policy paper “A Canadian Primer to the 2012 U.S. Primaries and Caucuses” for the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute where he is a senior fellow. It offers Canadians background on the American election and aims to contribute to the understanding of why this election matters to Canadians.
A career foreign service officer from 1977 to 2010, he served as first head of the Advocacy Secretariat and minister at the Canadian Embassy in Washington. He was consul general in Los Angeles, with previous assignments as consul and counsellor in Hong Kong and in New York at the UN and Consulate General. In his final assignment, he directed a project on Canada-U.S. Engagement at Carleton University’s Centre for Trade Policy and Law, with the support of the federal and provincial governments and the private sector.
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