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Past Events

Political Junkie Café

Pin-Up Prime Minister Part 3
War Rooms. Battlefields. Borden.

Portrait of Sir Robert Laird Borden, 1919.


Portrait of Sir Robert Laird Borden, 1919.

November 26, 2008
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Free Admission, Cash Bar
Exhibition Room A
395 Wellington Street
Library and Archives Canada

What makes a Pin-up Prime Minister? Join us at the Political Junkie Café in November when Dr. Jack Granatstein will talk about Borden’s leadership through the First World War, and Dr. Robert Jackson will look at current challenges of national security and international relations.

Our guests:

Dr. Jack Granatstein
Dr. Granatstein is one of Canada's foremost political and military historians and senior research fellow at the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute. He also served as the director and CEO of the Canadian War Museum from 1998 to 2000.

Dr. Robert Jackson
Dr. Jackson has served as a senior policy advisor to two former Canadian Prime Ministers, and was on the Advisory Board of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. Currently, Dr. Jackson is the director of International Relations and a professor at the University of Redlands in California. He also holds the position of distinguished research professor of Political Science at Carleton University in Ottawa.


Library and Archives Canada: Political Junkie Café
November 26, 2008

Pin-Up Prime Ministers, Part 3:
War Rooms. Battlefields. Borden.

Donna Sianchuk: Everyone, bonsoir. I'm Donna Sianchuk, Director General of Programs here at Library and Archives Canada. Welcome.

These sessions are part of the LAC Democratic Forum, which makes it possible to communicate to the Library and Archives Canada mandate, which is to be the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions.

As we always do at our café events, we will be engaging with Canada's political and historical memory to explore contemporary issue. Tonight we will be discussing prime minister Borden's leadership through the first world war and then look at current challenges of Canada's national security and international relations. Read more


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