President Biden will visit Canada on March 23 and 24 and Carleton experts are available to speak on a variety of topics that may be addressed during his visit.

If you are interested in speaking with an expert below, please feel free to reach out to them directly. If you require other assistance, please email Steven Reid, Media Relations Officer, at

Andrew Cohen
Professor, School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University

Cohen is an author and journalist who has worked for a wire service as well as leading newspapers and magazines as reporter, editor, editorial writer, columnist, and foreign correspondent. In his 37-year journalism career, he has written for Time, the Ottawa Citizen, and United Press International. He also wrote for the Financial Post and the Globe and Mail from Washington, London, Berlin and Toronto.

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Aaron Ettinger
Professor, Department of Political Science at Carleton University


Ettinger is available to discuss topics related to U.S.-Canada relations, and U.S. and Canadian foreign policy.

Ettinger specializes in international relations and United States foreign policy. His current research focuses on continuity and change in U.S. foreign policy since 2001 and its implications for world order. His recently published work covers a range of issues including U.S. and Canadian foreign policy, the private military industry and international relations.

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Fen Hampson
Professor, Norman Patterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University


Hampson’s research interests include Canadian foreign policy, internet governance, international organization, international negotiation, conflict resolution, and analysis. He is available to discuss what the UN at 75 means for Canada and Canadian foreign policy. He is a frequent commentator and contributor in the national and international media. Hampson wrote an article discussing what a Joe Biden presidency means for Canada.

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Melissa Haussman
Professor, Department of Political Science at Carleton University

Haussman, an American, teaches United States and comparative North American political science. She is a former Legislative Aide in the Massachusetts Legislature, elected Town Meeting Member in Massachusetts and has worked on various U.S. election campaigns. She has published six books on comparative political institutions and policy in the U.S. and other countries and will be publishing a textbook on American politics with Stephen Brooks and Don Abelson.

Haussman regularly speaks to the media on topics related to American elections and politics.

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Laura Macdonald
Professor, Department of Political Science and Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University


Macdonald has been researching and writing about Latin America and global political economy since 1983. She has expertise in the areas of Latin American politics, Mexican politics, North American politics, and Canadian foreign policy, as well as democracy and civil society.

She has published on issues such as the role of non-governmental organizations in development, global civil society, citizenship struggles in Latin America, Canadian development assistance, and the political impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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Stephen Saideman
Professor, Norman Patterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University


Saideman is available to discuss U.S. defence and foreign policy. He is the director of the Canadian Defence and Security Network. His current research focuses on 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.

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Elliot Tepper
Professor, Department of Political Science at Carleton University


Tepper is a professor of comparative politics and international relations. He regularly provides media commentary at home and abroad on a wide range of topics, providing context and deep background to the news stories of the day. Tepper’s areas of expertise include American politics, diversity issues in Canada, geopolitics, immigration and multiculturalism.

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