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11-12-2012

Author & Political Scientist David Dyment to Speak at Clarkson University on "United States - Canada Relations in the Obama Era"

Author and political scientist David Dyment will visit Clarkson University on Wednesday, November 14, to speak on “United States - Canada Relations in the Obama Era” at 4:30 p.m. in the Bertrand H. Snell Hall Petersen Board Room.

David DymentThe event, which is sponsored by the Clarkson University Center for Canadian Studies, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

Dyment is the author of Doing the Continental: A New Canadian-American Relationship, currently in its second printing, which was selected by the Toronto Library Foundation as a significant recent Canadian book, and is a Quill & Quire bestseller.

He is currently a senior research associate in the Centre on North American Politics and Society at Carleton University. A past director of the Parliamentary Internship Programme, he has served as a senior policy adviser in Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and on the immediate staff of the governor general of Canada.

His opinion pieces have been featured in the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail and other leading newspapers. He has also been on CTV, CBC, BBC, and in French on Radio-Canada.

An Ontario-Quebec Exchange Fellow, he received his doctorate from the Université de Montréal. 

Michael Kergin, former Canadian Ambassador to the United States says that "Doing the Continental is a must-read for those interested in Canadian-American relations,” while Lawrence Martin, columnist and former Washington bureau chief for the Globe and Mail says, “Doing the Continental is very good, wise on all fronts.”

More information on Dyment and Doing the Continental is available at http://www.daviddyment.ca .  A limited number of books will be available to be signed by the author at the end of his presentation.  

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/ddyment.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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