Experts Available: Anniversary of Trump Election

With the one-year since United States President Donald Trump we have experts available for media requests:

Fen Hampson
Chancellor’s Professor and Professor of International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 6660

Hampson is a Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Global Security and Politics program at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. He is an international affairs expert and has expertise in Canadian foreign policy and global governance, international organization, international negotiation and conflict resolution and analysis.

Daniel McNeil
Associate Professor, Department of History and Migration and Diaspora Studies
Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 2835

McNeil’s research examines the cultural and intellectual history of the transatlantic world post-1865. His recent publications include chapters in Film Criticism in the Digital AgeAmerican Shame: Stigma and the Body Politic and Slavery, Memory, Citizenship. He is also the author of Sex and Race in the Black Atlantic: Mulatto Devils and Multiracial Messiahs. He is regularly invited to share his research about media, culture and society with academic, governmental and non-governmental organizations around the world.

He has previously held the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Professorship in African and Black Diaspora Studies at DePaul University, and taught Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Hull and Newcastle University.

Clare Beckton

Founding Executive Director, Carleton University Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership

Phone: 613-795-5026

Beckton has extensive experience in a broad range of areas, including leading large organizations, strategic planning, governance, leadership to change systems, risk management, gender, diversity, inclusion, Indigenous policy issues and advancement of women’s leadership. She is the author of Own It, Your Success, Your Life, Your Future.

She served as the deputy head of Status of Women Canada, managing the departmental agency and providing advice to ministers. She led the development of public policy for the advancement of women and assisted a number of non- profits to seek funding to benefit women.

Colin Robertson
Senior Fellow, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs


Robertson is Vice-President and Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.

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, D.C. He was consul general in Los Angeles, with previous assignments as consul and counsellor in Hong Kong and in New York at the United Nations 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.

Elliot Tepper
Distinguished Senior Fellow, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Security and Defence Studies

Phone: 613-225-8076 or 613-852-4262

Tepper has worked with national and international organizations on a broad range of topics and has engaged with media throughout his career. He can offer commentary on international relations, nuclear issues, the United Nations, terrorism and United States politics.

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

Phone: 613-325-8806 or

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
Professor, Department of Political Science

Phone: 613-321-2856

Haussman teaches U.S. and comparative North American politics. Her scholarship has generally focused on questions of comparative political institutions and behaviour in the U.S. and Canada, with particular emphasis on gender issues. She is the author, co-author or co-editor of five books. She is currently co-editor of the International Journal of Canadian Studies.  Among her recent publications is a co-authored chapter with Prof. Lori Turnbull comparing the shift toward “responsible parties” in the U.S. Congress versus a more executive- centered system in Canada under former prime minister Stephen Harper. This chapter was part of Canada and the U.S.: Differences that Count (2014). This book was listed as one of the Hill Times Top 100 Books on Canada in 2014.

Haussman is an American who became interested in Canadian-U.S. comparative politics while spending a semester in Quebec during the 1980 referendum. Haussman worked as the legislative aide to a Massachusetts state representative in 1984 to 1986, and served as a local Town Meeting Member in Massachusetts.  In 2008, she took Carleton undergraduate and graduate students to work on the Hillary Clinton presidential primary campaign.

Ian Lee
Professor, Sprott School of Business

Phone: Home: 613 236 3295 or Cell: 613 222 7722

Lee has appeared multiple times before the House of Commons finance and Senate banking committees. He has been in every Government of Canada budget lockup since 2008. He attended pre-budget consultations with the Minister of Finance in 2009 and 2011.

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.

Stephen Saideman
Paterson Chair in International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

Saideman’s research interests focus on the causes and consequences of intervention into intra-state conflicts. His current research deals with the role of legislatures in democratic civil-military relations.  He teaches courses on contemporary international security, civil-military relations and U.S. foreign and defence policy. Saideman has expertise in civil-military relations, ethnic conflict, civil war and foreign

David Carment
Professor of International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 6662

Carment is a NATO Fellow and is listed in Who’s Who in International Affairs. He serves as the principal investigator for the Country Indicators for Foreign Policy project (CIFP). He is the editor of Canadian Foreign Policy Journal and is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.

He has served as the director of Carleton’s former Centre for Security and Defence Studies (now part of the Centre for Security, Intelligence and Defence Studies). He has received SSHRC fellowships and research awards, Carleton’s Research Achievement Award and a Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award. He has held fellowships at the Kennedy School, Harvard and the Hoover Institution, Stanford. He currently heads a team of researchers that evaluates policy effectiveness in failed and fragile states.

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Steven Reid
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 8718

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