J-Talks Live: New Yorker’s Susan B. Glasser on U.S. leadership + politics + the pandemic & protests


TORONTO, June 2, 2020 /CNW/ – Susan B. Glasser, who writes a weekly column about life in Trump’s America for The New Yorker, will be the featured guest on the final J-Talks Live webcast of the season. It takes place on Thursday, June 4 at 1 p.m. EDT.

Glasser’s award-winning career includes serving as editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy, founding editor of Politico Magazine and Moscow bureau chief at the Washington Post. She will share her perspective on COVID-19 leadership, Donald Trump’s response to the protests over race-related police brutality, the U.S. presidential election and how Canadians can make sense of the chaos across our border. 

“The polarized politics around the President already made Washington a challenging assignment for reporters,” says Anna Maria Tremonti, who hosts the J-Talks Live series and is also the host of More, the CBC podcast. “And now, the biggest issues roiling the U.S. — race, health, inequality — are converging in an election year in powerful ways. I’m looking forward to hearing Susan’s analysis of what is happening, and her insights into the long-term effect this multi-level crisis in the U.S. will have on its politics, its leadership and the rest of the world.”

Susan B. Glasser, staff writer for The New Yorker who writes a column on Trump’s Washington, talks U.S. politics and leadership with J-Talks Live host Anna Maria Tremonti on June 4 at 1 p.m. (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)

To participate in this free J-Talk, register at our event page.

This offering is part of the Canadian Journalism Foundation’s J-Talks program, which explores pressing journalistic issues. This special series of free 40-minute webcasts focuses on journalism’s critical role in the COVID-19 crisis and the challenges reporters cover to bring trustworthy news and information to Canadians.

Past J-Talks webcasts included discussions with: Heather Scoffield, Ottawa bureau chief and economics columnist with the Toronto Star; Chantal Hébert, political columnist with news organizations including the Toronto Star and the At Issue panel for CBC News’s The National: Ian Hanomansing, Vancouver-based host of CBC News’s The NationalThe Globe and Mail‘s award-winning health reporter André Picard; Jane Lytvynenko, senior reporter with BuzzFeed News and Nathan VanderKlippe, Asia correspondent for The Globe and Mail

Past event videos and podcasts from our popular J-Talks series are also available.

The CJF thanks the generosity of J-Talks series sponsor BMO Financial Group and in-kind supporters CPAC and Cision.

DATE: Thursday, June 4, 2020, 1 p.m. EDT
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