Elliot Tepper

“Power in America: the 2020 election” to be given by Dr. Elliot Tepper

Date and Time: 7pm (EDT) Tuesday, October 6 online on Zoom

The United States seems to be permanently engaged in a ritual of deciding who will hold power in America. Even prior to the previous presidential election in 2016 and now in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the rhetoric and hype are reaching fever pitch.  This presentation, accessible via Zoom to registered participants, will discuss the dynamics of the American electoral process as well as the personalities, factors, and issues that will determine the outcome of Election 2020.

Dr. Tepper is a political scientist who holds a BA from the University of Michigan, an MA from American University and a PhD from Duke University.  He is a veteran professor of comparative politics and international relations at Carleton University and a favorite speaker in Carleton’s Learning in Retirement program which notes that “…he regularly provides media commentary at home and abroad on a wide range of topics, providing context and deep background to the news stories of the day.” Dr. Tepper’s long career in academia and his keen observation of public policy gives him a unique perspective on topics of current interest.

Dr. Tepper provides analysis and policy advice to both national and international organizations. He has published widely, headed national professional organizations, received many research awards, and serves on the boards of directors of a variety of professional and voluntary associations. His expertise has been recognized in his appointments as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA), Senior Research Fellow at NPSIA’s Centre for Security and Defence Studies, Research Fellow at the Conference of Defence Associations Institute and as an Adjunct Research Professor at both Royal Roads University and Carleton University.