Hot Topic: the Holidays

With the holidays quickly approaching, Carleton experts are available to comment on related topics:

Ian Lee
Associate Professor at the Sprott School of Business

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 2375 or 613-222-7722

Lee is available to speak about the economics of shopping and the economic outlook for Canada in 2017.

He appears regularly on CBC’s Power and Politics in the On the Money segment with Jim Stanford.

He was employed in the financial services sector as a loan manager in consumer, mortgage and commercial credit for an American multinational and subsequently for the Bank of Montreal in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Zeba Crook
Associate Professor with the College of the Humanities

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 2276

Crook is available to discuss the history and origins of Christmas in Christianity, including the birthplace of Jesus and the origins of the nativity scene, as well as the topic of why some Christians object to Christmas.

Crook has expertise in the areas of Christian origins, historical Jesus, social-scientific interpretation of early Christian writings and representations of Jesus in modern fiction.

Rod Phillips
Professor of History

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 2824, or 613-769-5236

Phillips is available to discuss wine and other libations.

Phillips writes a weekly wine column for the Ottawa Citizen and authors the annual 500 Best-Value Wines in the LCBO, among other contributions to wine and alcohol-related publications. In addition to his expertise in the historical field of wine and alcohol, Philips began his academic career as a historian of the family and is the editor of the Journal of Family History.

Note: Phillips will be available for phone interviews as of Dec. 19.


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Steven Reid
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613-520-2600, ext. 8718

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