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McGill on the Move with Gil Troy

Date: Tue, 10/23/2012 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Don’t miss your chance to hear one of North America’s leading presidential scholars discuss the upcoming US presidential election! McGill historian Gil Troy, author of the recently released book History of American Presidential Elections, 1789-2008, will give his take on the upcoming election in his talk, “Some things never change – The 2012 Presidential campaign in historical perspective.” For more than 200 years, candidates have campaigned for the highest office in the land, debating the major issues facing the country, capturing the attention of the voters, and reflecting the will of the people. Presidential elections are the centerpiece of American democracy, as citizens go to the polls every four years to choose a new leader. Professor Troy will take us through a fascinating political journey through American history, reflect on both the Obama and Romney campaigns, and postulate what might come to pass this November. 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 History of American Presidential Elections, 1789-2008, 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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Description: Don’t miss your chance to hear one of North America’s leading presidential scholars discuss the upcoming US presidential election!

McGill historian Gil Troy, author of the recently released book History of American Presidential Elections, 1789-2008, will give his take on the upcoming election in his talk, “Some things never change – The 2012 Presidential campaign in historical perspective.”

For more than 200 years, candidates have campaigned for the highest office in the land, debating the major issues facing the country, capturing the attention of the voters, and reflecting the will of the people.

Presidential elections are the centerpiece of American democracy, as citizens go to the polls every four years to choose a new leader.

Professor Troy will take us through a fascinating political journey through American history, reflect on both the Obama and Romney campaigns, and postulate what might come to pass this November.

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 History of American Presidential Elections, 1789-2008, 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.

Details: RSVP/Pre-Register: August 27 – October 19, 2012

Admissions: $15 (includes light refreshments and one non-alcoholic beverage)

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location(s): MOITI (Boston Fish Pier),
212 Northern Avenue, East Building I, Suite 300
Boston, Massachusetts, 02210
U. S. A.
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RSVP/Pre-Register: August 22, 2012 to October 19, 2012
Admissions:
General $15.00 USD
Equivalent to $14.56 CAD charge per ticket.
(includes hors d’oeuvres, one non-alcoholic bev)
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Web link: http://giltroy.com/
Contact: •  Event Registrar
Phone: 1-800-567-5175 x. 7684
Email: event.registration@mcgill.ca

•  Boston Alumni Branch
Email: boston.alumni@mcgill.ca

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Tuesday November 25, 2008 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Canadian Consulate General in Boston

Three Copley Place, Suite 400
Boston, Massachusetts

Category: Education
McGill on the Move

The McGill Alumni Association of Boston
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 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
Copley Mall
(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

RSVP: Register online at http://www.alumni.mcgill.ca/events/Troy-Boston08
For more information, call at 1-800-567-5175 x 7684 or email event.registration@mcgill.ca

Additional directions:
http://geo.international.gc.ca/can-am/boston/services/directions-en.asp

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

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