The world watched with baited breath for the outcomes of Tuesday’s U.S. election. With his protectionist rhetoric and trade-focused vision for the United States, Donald Trump was elected 45th president of the United States, winning the electoral college. Along with a Republican Congress and Senate, there is a level of uncertainty of what will happens next. How will these political actors and institutions affect us Canadians up north?

David Pettinicchio is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto as well as an associated member of the Oxford University Department of Sociology. His research interests include social policy, political sociology, and social movements. He has contributed articles to such media outlets as the Huffington Post and The Globe and Mail. He has also been published in notable journals such as Law and Policy, Comparative Sociology and the British Journal of Social Psychology.

Dr. Emily Gilbert is a cross-appointed Associate Professor at the Department of Geography at the University of Toronto and the Canadian Studies Program at University College. Her research interests include questions relating to citizenship, mobility, borders, security, and militaries, including the changing politics of the Canada-US border. Her works have been published for such prominent journals as Security Dialogue, Critical Military Studies, Political Geography, and Economy and Society.

Professor Peter Loewen is Director of the School of Public Policy and Governance, as well as Director of the Centre for the Study of the United States at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. As a political scientist, Professor Loewen is interested in topics such as the psychology and behaviour in Anglo-American democracies, public opinion and genopolitics.

Jonah Kotzer & Ian T.D. Thomson, Co-Hosts
Samira Basir & Rajesh Sankat
, Executive Producers

Special thanks to Dalia Hashim. 

Music Credits
The Partisan by Leonard Cohen
Bye Bye Bye by Montreal Trio, Plants and Animals

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