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Here you will find long form pieces, op-eds, press releases and commentary related to the theme of our current Lind Initiative series.

CBC Radio with Robert Reich on The Rise of the Anti-Establishment

On CBC Radio’s Ideas, Robert Reich shared how Donald Trump’s view of the world does not reflect those of the majority of North Americans. In a lecture at UBC on March 1, 2017, followed by an interview with Paul Kennedy, the former U.S. Secretary of Labor and Professor of Public Policy at University of California at Berkeley details how understanding the circumstances that led to the election of Donald Trump can help shape a new democratic political sensibility.

Inequality For All

Inequality For All

Robert Reich is the co-creator of the award-winning documentary, Inequality For All (2013) which exposes the heart of widening inequality in the United States. Watch the official trailer here and learn more about the film on its official website.

Canadian Exceptionalism

Canadian Exceptionalism

How is it that Canada has Trudeau while the United States has Trump? As a tumultuous U.S. presidential campaign ends, this OpenCanada series explores the conditions that have set Canada up to emerge, in 2016, as a bright light on a dark political stage. The series is...

The real threat in the U.S. election. (It’s not Donald Trump.)

The real threat in the U.S. election. (It’s not Donald Trump.)

Author Jane Mayer explores the Koch brothers, the U.S. political right and the future of politics in America in this Maclean’s article, ahead of her talk at UBC on Sept. 23 as part of the Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies fall series on the U.S. Election. Find the...

How populism is pulling America’s parties apart

David Frum and Peter Beinart, both editors at The Atlantic, weighed in on the forces transforming both Democrats and Republicans in this Maclean’s article. Each spoke at the University of British Columbia in Fall 2016 as part of the Lind Initiative in U.S....

OpenCanada – The Politics of Inequality Series

The Politics of Inequality Series The inaugural 2015 Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies, hosted by the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia, examined the impacts of inequality in in its myriad forms: income, wealth, gender, race,...

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