The US Midterm Election: Heading Into Obama’s Last Two Years

University of Calgary, Downtown Campus Event Centre
906 8th Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 1H9

On November 4, Americans head back to the polls to decide which party will control the Senate and the House of Representatives during Barack Obama’s last two years as President.  It could be a big day for the Republican Party, as most forecasters are predicting they will win a majority of seats in the Senate.  If that happens, Obama could face even more serious challenges getting his agenda passed before he leaves office in 2017.  
What do the election results mean for Canada-US energy cooperation?  Border and security management? US foreign policy?  And the fate of the US economy?  How will the results shape the 2016 presidential race?  
On November 5, join The School of Public Policy and the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute for a panel discussion on the outcome and its implications for Canada.  Former Democratic Governor Howard Dean and veteran Republican strategist Ron Kaufman will join the discussion along with the SPP’s Ian Brodie and CDFAI’s Colin Robertson.  The discussion will be moderated by CBC Eyeopener host David Grey.