The McGill Alumni Association of Boston
Extends a cordial invitation to graduates, family and friends
to attend a lecture and reception with
Professor of History, McGill University
“Understanding How They Run By Seeing How They Ran:
A Historian’s Guide to the US Elections”
Once again, a hard-fought presidential campaign rages in the United States. With passions running high about Senators Barack Obama and John McCain, the 2008 election is certain to be remembered as a historic event. But to understand just how historic – and just how typical – we have to look backward as well as forward, appreciating the longstanding patterns at play as well as the unique and unprecedented situations the media likes to emphasize. Just a few weeks after the final votes are counted, McGill historian Gil Troy, author of the recently released book Leading from the Center: Why Moderates Make the Best Presidents, will explain what worked and what didn’t in the latest race to the White House.
Date: Tuesday, November 25
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Canadian Consulate General in Boston
Three Copley Place, Suite 400
(across from the Back Bay T and commuter rail stations)
Parking: Street parking is limited.
Copley Place parking garage costs approximately $18.
Cost: $20 USD (includes light refreshments), cash bar
Please register by November 18.
You must pay in advance to reserve your place.
A native of Queens, New York, Gil Troy is a Professor of History at McGill and a Visiting Scholar at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C. He is the author of several books, including Morning in America: How Ronald Reagan Invented the 1980s and Hillary Rodham Clinton: Polarizing First Lady. He comments frequently about the American presidency on television and radio, and has published articles in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe and USA Weeken