Critical Conversations: The US Election

Marcel Wieder, Ron Faucheux and Sam Tanenhaus

Critical Conversations: The US Election

Marcel Wieder, Ron Faucheux and Sam Tanenhaus

7:30pm

Friday, October 23, 2020

60 mins

Authors in candid, live conversation reflect on the topics that matter most during this unprecedented time. In this presentation, authors and experts unpack the complexity of the November 3 US election, from the political to the absurd, identifying what’s at stake for our southern neighbours and for the rest of the world. Tune in each day of the Festival to hear new speakers in critical conversation about the topics shaping today’s new world.

Featuring panelists: Marcel Wieder and Ron Faucheux

Moderator: Sam Tanenhaus

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Authors in candid, live conversation reflect on the topics that matter most during this unprecedented time. In this presentation, authors and experts unpack the complexity of the November 3 US election, from the political to the absurd, identifying what’s at stake for our southern neighbours and for the rest of the world. Tune in each day of the Festival to hear new speakers in critical conversation about the topics shaping today’s new world.

Featuring panelists: Marcel Wieder and Ron Faucheux

Moderator: Sam Tanenhaus

English captioning is available for this video. Please click the ‘CC’ button in the video toolbar to turn it on.

Featured Authors

Marcel Wieder is an award winning political and public affairs consultant based in Toronto. As President and Chief Advocate for Aurora Strategy Group, he leads a national firm that focuses on public affairs, government relations and public relations. Wieder is currently on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Political Consultants and is a past Board Member of the American Association of Political Consultants. He is a regular pundit on CTV News Channel’s Political Pulse and has been featured in most major media outlets in Canada. He has won over 30 international awards for his work in politics. 

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Ron Faucheux is a nonpartisan political analyst in the U.S. with a unique background in politics, government, polling and media. Dr. Faucheux is publisher of the popular daily newsletter on polls called Lunchtime Politics and is the chief analyst for Certus Insights, a survey research firm based in Washington, D.C. Formerly, he was editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine, a member of the state House of Representatives from Louisiana and state Secretary of Commerce. He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, his law sure from LSU and his Ph.D. from the University of New Orleans. Dr. Faucheux has taught at both Georgetown and George Washington Universities and is author or editor of seven books on politics, including Running for Office and Winning Elections.

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Sam Tanenhaus is the U.S. Writer at Large for the British monthly, Prospect. He was previously on the staff at the New York Times, where he was editor (in chief) of both the Sunday Book Review and the Week in Review and then Writer at Large. Before joining the Times he was a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, writing feature articles on politics and culture. His books include Whittaker Chambers: A Biography and The Death of Conservatism. His articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, New Yorker, New Republic, Atlantic, Esquire, Newsweek, Slate, Time, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and many other publications.

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7:30pm

Friday, October 23, 2020

60 mins

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