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October 2, 2019

Posted by Communications and Marketing on October 2, 2019

Below you will find suggested Dalhousie University experts who can speak to current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Wednesday October 2, 2019.

Conservative party plans to scale back foreign aid spending
Yesterday, Conservative party leader Andrew Scheer announced that if elected the party will cut back on international foreign aid spending by 25 percent. They will use the $1.5 billion in funds to pay for various policies that the party plans to implement. Dalhousie has several experts available to discuss what this campaign promise means and the significance of foreign aid.

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. John Cameron, Associate Professor, Department of International Development Studies
Research Specialties: Advocacy strategies of Civil Society Organizations, Public Engagement strategies and representations of ‘development’ in the global North, Cosmopolitan theory and global citizenship, Indigenous and peasant social movement, Andean politics (Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru), and Rural development policies
Contact: John.Cameron@dal.ca and 902-414-6070

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Robert Huish, Associate Professor, Undergraduate Advisor, Department of International Development Studies
Research Specialties: Global health, North Korea, Cuban development, activism and social justice.
Contact: huish@dal.ca and 902-494-2979

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. David Black, Lester B. Pearson Professor of International Development Studies, Chair, Department of Political Science
Research Specialties: Canada’s role in Sub-Saharan Africa, development assistance, global governance, human security and politics of sport
Contact: David.Black@dal.ca and 902-452-4255

Election 2019
With the campaign period in full swing, Dalhousie has experts who can provide perspective on key campaign issues, the importance of the youth vote, what the polls are telling us, breaking down debates and more.

Dalhousie Experts: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science; and Dr. Howard Ramos, Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology.
Research Specialties: Canadian parliamentary governance, political ethics, elections, electoral systems, public engagement, social change and social movements.
Contact: lturnbul@dal.ca or 902-494-6605; and Howard.Ramos@dal.ca or 902-402-9893.