In this seminar, Professor Dimitry Anastakis (History; Rotman Commerce) will speak to us about the primacy of the car in North American life, as well as the past and future of the auto industry amid Donald Trump's presidency.
Professor Anastakis is a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada. His work addresses the intersection of business, the state and politics, particularly in the post-1945 period in Canada, and especially the development of the Canadian automotive industry. He has published nine books and edited collections, has appeared and been quoted in the media extensively, including CTV, CBC, TVO, BNN and numerous newspapers and magazines, and his research has been discussed in the National Post and the New York Times. Professor Anastakis has also published articles in The Walrus, the Globe and Mail/ROB, the Toronto Star, the National Post, the Guardian Online, the Literary Review of Canada, and American Prospect Online. He is the former co-editor of the Canadian Historical Review, was the first chair of the Canadian Business History Association, and is a former Fulbright Chair (Michigan State University).
Speaker biography provided by the Rotman School of Management.
Food (including vegan options) and drinks will be provided at no charge. This is an event that is jointly hosted by the Undergraduate Society of American Studies and the History Students' Association.
All are welcome to attend!