Experts: Donald Trump's Administration

Published: 23 January 2017

These McGill University experts are available to comment on decisions made by Donald Trump and his team:


Jacob Levy, Dept. of Political Science, McGill University

Jacob Levy is one of the world’s leading libertarian political theorists. He's most interested in the US constitution, civil liberties, federalism, identity and ethnic politics, immigration, the separation of powers, populism and nationalism, religious freedom, freedom of association, threats to liberal democracy, and truth in politics. 

jtlevy [at] (English)

Harold Waller, Dept. of Political Science, McGill University

He can speak about all aspects of the conventions and the election campaign. Particular themes involve electoral strategy, the significance of the vice-presidential choices, the characters of the two presidential candidates, and comparisons to previous presidential contests.

Harold.Waller [at] (514) 398-6435. (English)

Barry Eidlin, Dept. of Sociology, McGill University

He’s most interested in talking about the ways in which the election reflects frustration with growing income inequality, the role of class in shaping the electoral race, and how the race is reflecting tension within the party system, and could lead to re-structuring of the Democratic and Republican Party coalitions.

Barry.Eidlin [at], French)


Richard Gold, Faculty of Law, McGill University

Topics: Impact on Innovation, NAFTA, and TPP

1-514-398-6636, Richard.Gold2 [at] (English, French)

Armand de Mestral, Faculty of Law, McGill University

Topics: Trade and trades disputes [at] (English, French)

Allison Christians, Faculty of Law, McGill University

Topics: tax policy under the Trump administration

allison.christians [at] (English)

Leonardo Baccini, Dept. of Political Science, McGill University

Topics: Free trade , trade agreements, TPP, NAFTA, global value chains.

Leonardo.baccini [at] (English)

Krzysztof J. Pelc, Department of Political Science, McGill University

Topics: Trade policy. He can speak to implications for US-Canada trade relations, the legality of proposed trade policies, possible consequences of those policies, US-China trade relations, and the general trade malaise we are currently seeing. 

kj.pelc [at] (English, French)


Jose Mauricio Gaona, O ’Brien Fellow at the McGill Centre for Human Rights 

Topics: U.S. constitutional and immigration law, DACA, TPS, Travel Ban, and refugee law.

jm.gaona [at] (English, French, Spanish, Italian)

Claudia Masferrer, Adjunct Professor at the Department of Sociology, McGill University

Topics: Mexican migration; North America - Central America migration systems; Demographic dynamics in North America; Migration policies in North America

claudia.masferrer [at] or cmasferrer [at] ; by phone (in Mexico): 52-1-55-3454-8202 (English, Spanish)

Vrinda Narain, Faculty of Law, McGill University

Topics: Policies on minorities and Muslims.

514-398-6603, Vrinda.narain [at] (English)

Meagan Bradley, Political Science, McGill University

Topics: the potential implications of Trump's administration for refugee policy and migration issues, and humanitarian affairs.

meagan.bradley [at] (English)

Foreign Policy

Rex Brynen, Dept. of Political Science, McGill University

Expert in Middle East politics and the Arab-Israeli peace process. He’s also interested in regional conflict, security and development in the Middle East, and in authoritarianism and democratization in the Arab world.

rex.brynen [at] (English)

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