The audience was mostly students and faculty at NPSIA, though a Fulbright Canada program officer, a former principal analyst on international affairs on Parliament Hill, and at least three people from Global Affairs Canada were also in attendance.
The audience members peppered me with good questions that will help with the writing as I move forward on my project. I have a paper due in March when I attend a conference on "Canadian-US Relations" at Iowa State.
Steve Saideman of NPSIA tweeted about the event and snapped a couple of pictures:
.@RodgerPayne presents his end of @FulbrightPrgrm talk on America First and Canada pic.twitter.com/tdEPnbbaTK— Steve Saideman (@smsaideman) December 13, 2018
This was not actually my research question, but we did discuss this:
The faculty and staff at NPSIA were terrific hosts and I have really enjoyed my time in Ottawa. I'm grateful to Fulbright Canada and to the many patient and accommodating academics at both Carleton and University of Ottawa..@RodgerPayne is Canada held hostage by the dynamics of an American game show where the host gins up crises so that he can declare victory?— Steve Saideman (@smsaideman) December 13, 2018
If you are an IR scholar with some level of interest in Canada's relations with the U S, then I recommend you think about applying for this Fulbright opportunity in the future.
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