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Jan. 18, 2017

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Jan. 18, 2017
For Immediate Release

WATERLOO – The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States will take place Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.

The following Laurier experts are available to comment on issues surrounding the presidency:

Barry Kay, associate professor in Laurier’s Department of Political Science, is an expert on American politics. Kay is available to comment on a variety of topics surrounding the 2016 American election. Contact information: 519-886-5668 or

Simon Kiss, assistant professor in Laurier’s Journalism program, is an expert on the role of the news media in the political process. Contact information:

Darren Mulloy, professor and chair in Laurier’s Department of History, is an expert on political extremism in U.S. history. Contact information:

Patricia Goff, associate professor in Laurier’s Department of Political Science, is an expert on the politics of trade. Goff is available for comment on international trade governance, including the North American Free Trade Agreement. Contact information: 519-884-0710 x2588 or

Maria Gallego, associate professor in Laurier’s Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, is an expert in governance and political economy issues. Gallego is available to comment on how campaign advertising affects electoral outcomes. Contact information: 519-884-0710 x2635 or

Laura Mae Lindo, director of Laurier’s Diversity and Equity Office and instructor in Laurier’s Faculty of Arts, is an expert on racial justice, racial rhetoric, rising tensions with state violence (e.g. police and security) and black communities and the impact of racial rhetoric in the U.S. election on Canadian communities of colour. Contact information:

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Kevin Crowley, Director
Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070



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