Cafe Historique

UVic experts take on US election at public downtown event

The ongoing US presidential campaign has unfolded like none other in recent memory—with the personalities, pasts and proclamations of both candidates providing observers with continual fodder for discussion, debate and, all too often, derision. But there are also perspectives not yet covered in the public discourse, which can help us better understand this historic election in broader contexts. A diverse group of UVic historians and political scientists will address these perspectives, as well as audience questions, in the upcoming Café Historique on Oct. 31.

Dr Janni Aragon
Director of Technology Integrated Learning, Adjunct Professor in Political Science

Dr Neilesh Bose
Canada Research Chair, History

Dr Michael J. Prince
Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy, Human and Social Development

Dr Andrew Wender
History and Political Science

Café Historique, hosted downtown by UVic’s history department under the convivial café concept modeled on 19th-century Parisian salons, is a monthly downtown talk about new ideas of the past shaping our present and future. Then the floor is opened up for discussion and conversation.

The café is also being sponsored by UVic’s Political Science department for this month’s special US election focus.

What: “The US Election in Perspective: A Roundtable Discussion Sponsored by Café Historique and the Political Science Department at UVic”
When: Monday, Oct. 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View St., Victoria

More info:

Seating is limited so tickets should be reserved to guarantee admission; tickets are free but must be presented at the door. Please reserve tickets on or by calling 250-472-5484 and be sure to record your name and number of tickets (up to four) that you wish to reserve. Tickets must be presented at the door by 6:40 p.m. or they will be released.