Hot Topic: U.S. Presidential Race and the New York Primary

The New York primary is tomorrow and Carleton experts are available to speak to journalists about this pivotal day and the nomination races to this point.

John Higginbotham
Senior Distinguished Fellow, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 2924 or 613-325-8806
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Higginbotham has served in senior Canadian diplomatic posts in Washington, D.C., Hong Kong and Beijing, and as an assistant deputy minister in Transport Canada, Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) and the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS).

Melissa Haussman
Associate Professor in the
Department of Political Science

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 2768

Haussman is an American who became interested in Canadian-U.S. comparative politics while spending a semester in Quebec during the 1980 referendum.

She is the author, co-author or co-editor of five books, all of which include chapters on the U.S. political system.

Haussman worked as the legislative aide to a Massachusetts state representative in 1984-‘86, and was elected a local town meeting member to vote on local issues in two different Massachusetts towns in the 1980s and 1990s. In 2008, she brought Carleton undergraduate and graduate students to work on Hillary Clinton’s first presidential campaign.

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