Election 2019 and the Age of Uncertainty: Galbraith Lecture in Public Policy with Evan Solomon

2019 Galbraith Lecture

Evan Solomon

The 2019 Galbraith Lecture in Public Policy will feature CTV’s Evan Solomon and present a deep dive into the forces and factors at play in 2019 federal election and what they say about Canada's place in the world. As Western democracies deal with the rise of populism and a backlash against the norms, alliances and treaties of the last 75 years, what are the biggest challenges and opportunities ahead for Canada? Evan Solomon, the host of Canada's most watched political television show, CTV Question Period, will examine the forces at play in the 2019 federal election and what will shape the events of the future.

Tim PowersThe evening will be hosted by Memorial University alumnus Tim Powers, Vice-Chairman of leading Canadian public affairs consulting firm, Summa Strategies, and the Managing Director of Abacus Data, an opinion research company based in Ottawa. Mr. Powers is also a political commentator, appearing frequently on CBC’s “Power and Politics” and VOCM, and writes regularly for the Hill Times newspaper in the nation’s capital.

Dr. Amanda Bittner

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion where Evan and Tim will be joined by Memorial’s Dr. Amanda Bittner, Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Gender and Politics Lab at Memorial University. Dr. Bittner specializes in elections, public opinion, and voting and is best known for her work on the role of party leaders in elections around the world. Bittner is the recipient of multiple awards for research, service, and mentorship, and is frequently called upon by media and the community for her expertise on parties, elections, and gender and politics.

Please join us for a great evening of political conversation around the federal election.

Date: Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 

Time: 7pm - 9pm (Doors open at 6:30pm. General seating.)

Location: Emera Innovation Exchange, Signal Hill Campus, Memorial University, 100 Signal Hill Road

Parking: Free onsite parking.


  • General - $15 CAD [+4.5% service fee for total of $15.68]
  • Student (Current) - $10 CAD [=4.5% service fee for total of $10.45]

Questions: Chris Hounsell | 709-864-2322 | chrish@mun.ca



Partners: If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please email reunion@mun.ca for more information.

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