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'Heading for a Momento U.S. Vote'? Canadian Perspectives on the 2024 U.S. Election

Dear Members and Friends of the AmerikaHaus NRW,

Together with the North American Studies Program at the University of Bonn, the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, and the Deutsch-Kanadische Gesellschaft e.V. we cordially invite you to a lecture on


'Heading for a Momento U.S. Vote'? Canadian Perspectives on the 2024 U.S. Election
PD Dr. Martin Thunert, Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Heidelberg University
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Rabinstr. 8 | Seminarroom 8 | 53111 Bonn

Canadians are paying close attention to the 2024 U.S. presidential election, reflecting multiple concerns and considerations about the potential outcome and its implication for Canada. While a significant majority of 62% assume that the U.S. would be "much worse" if Trump wins, they are strategically preparing for any scenario, as does Kirsten Hillman, Canadian Ambassador to the United States, who spearheads the Trudeau government's Team Canada approach. The lecture will discuss Canada’s perspective on the presidential race with a particular emphasis on trade issues.
Dr. habil. Martin Thunert is Senior Research Lecturer in Political Science at the Heidelberg Center of American Studies, Heidelberg University. As a former research fellow at Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, McGill University, Montreal, and a visiting professor at the University of Michigan, he has published widely on Canadian politics as well as on US-Canada relations.
This event is part of the Lecture Series "Current Issues in North American and Cultural Studies" of the North American Studies Program.