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Thursday, August 25, 2011Midmorning with Kerri Miller, Minnesota Public Radio

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  • Barack ObamaThe changing presidential campaign
    The 2012 presidential election is 15 months away, and campaign coverage is pervasive in the media. We know about Obama’s summer reading list and can look at pictures of Bachmann eating a corn dog. Has the level of scrutiny changed? What can we expect from the presidential campaigns in the coming months — 9:06 a.m.

    Guests
    Gil Troy: Professor of History at McGill University in Montreal, and a Visiting Scholar affiliated with the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington. His latest book, “The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction.”
    Karen Tumulty: National political correspondent for The Washington Post. She joined the Post in 2010 from TIME Magazine, where she had held the same title.
    Resources

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The Reagan Revolution (A Brief Insight) [Hardcover] By Gil Troy

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The Reagan Revolution (A Brief Insight)

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Two decades after Reagan left office, debate continues to rage over just how revolutionary his presidency was. This book tackles the controversies and historical mysteries that continue to swirl around his legacy, while providing a look at some of the era’s defining personalities, ideas, and accomplishments. Today, Reagan remains the most influential president since Franklin D. Roosevelt, and his legacy continues to shape American politics, diplomacy, culture, and economics.


Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (May 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402779046
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402779046

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Lecture and Reception with Gil Troy (Toronto alumni branch)

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Description: Assessing the Professorial President 

On Tuesday, October 19, join us for another thought-provoking McGill on the Move lecture.

As midterm elections loom in the United States, President Barack Obama faces a complex array of challenges, choices and expectations regarding the economy, the war in Iraq, and religious rights and freedoms in the U.S.

In his talk “Obama: The Professorial President in the Time of Midterms,” Gil Troy, a professor of history at McGill, will assess the performance, thus far, of a president who has faced unprecedented pressures at home and abroad.

A native of Queens, New York, Gil Troy is also the visiting scholar at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C. and 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, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe and USA Weekend.

We look forward to seeing you at what is sure to prove a fascinating lecture.

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location(s): Badminton Racket Club,
25 St. Clair Avenue West
Toronto, Ontario
CANADA
RSVP/Pre-Register: September 6, 2010 to October 19, 2010
Admissions:
General $15.00 CAD
includes light hors d’oeuvres; cash bar
# of tickets 

in basket
Contact: Event Registrar
Phone: 1-800-567-5175 x 7684,
Email: event.registration@mcgill.ca

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McGill on the Move with Gil Troy

Mar. 24, 2009 – 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

  • 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Choate Room, Carnegie Endowment for Int’l Peace, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

McGill on the Move with Gil Troy: “Welcome to the Age of Obama: The Historic Campaign and the Presidency to Come”

Barack Obama’s presidency has triggered tremendous excitement, but the man remains something of an enigma. Will Obama turn to the left or lead from the center? Can he (or anyone) succeed in such daunting circumstances? What is his vision of America, and will Americans accept it? This lecture will look at the 2008 presidential campaign and the start of Obama’s presidency in order to consider and appreciate how his actions and intentions fit into historical context.

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 Weekend”.

Marc Weinstein, McGill’s Vice-Principal (Development and Alumni Relations), will also be in attendance, and Barnes & Noble will be selling Professor Troy’s latest book, Leading from the Center: Why Moderates Make the Best Presidents at the event.

Note: You must pay in advance to reserve your place.

Cost: $15 US

Online registration is available on Alumnilife.

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McGill on the Move: Lecture with Gil Troy

The McGill Alumni Association of Toronto extends a cordial invitation to graduates, family and friends to attend a lecture and reception with Gil Troy, Professor of History, McGill University.

“Understanding How They Run By Seeing How They Ran: A Historian’s Guide to the U.S. Elections”.

6:30 pm – Tour (Meet in the Main Lobby of Queen’s Park)
7:00 pm – Reception
7:30 pm – Lecture

Public parking is not permitted on the grounds of the Legislative Building. Street parking is located on streets adjacent to the building, and public parking lots are available within a 10 minute walk.

Once again, a hard-fought presidential campaign rages in the United States. With passions running high about both Senators Barack Obama and John McCain, it’s easy to predict that this will be an historic election. 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 this fall as well as the unique and unprecedented situations the media likes to emphasize. To make sense of it all, McGill historian Gil Troy, author of the recently released book “Leading from the Center: Why Moderates Make the Best Presidents”, will explain the techniques each candidate is using to show that he will make the best president.

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 Weekend”.

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Cost: $15.00 CAD

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