BALL's 2021 Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday May 20, 2021 at 9:30 am as a Zoom Meeting. Invitations have been sent to present members via e-mail and the documents that used to be provided at the start of the meeting are included as links within the e-mail message.
Please note that we only have e-mail addresses for the individuals who bought tickets, so if you bought tickets on behalf of others, please share the e-mail invitation that you receive so that they can attend the AGM too.
Our AGM guest speaker will be Dr. Michael Johns, presenting his talk on "Trump, Trumpism and the Future of US Politics". This talk will examine what role former President Donald Trump will play in US politics moving forward. While he handily lost the 2020 presidential election, he did secure the second highest vote total in history. The talk will address three possible roles Trump may have in the future: running in 2024, playing kingmaker in 2024 and the impact he will have on the Republican party for years to come even if he never runs again. Each of these scenarios will impact the US political landscape and need to be examined.
Dr. John's talk is scheduled to start at 10:30 am after the business portion of the AGM is completed.
Michael Johns has enlightened and entertained us most recently with his BALL Special Lecture on "A Presidential Election Unlike Anything We Have Seen Before", Sept. 10, 2020.
Dr. Michael Johns was an Associate Professor of Political Science at Laurentian University. He also held the positions of Vice Dean of Arts, Chair of the Department of Political Science, Acting Chair of the Department of Marketing and Management at Laurentian and Honourary Visiting Research Fellow at Cardiff University. Dr. Johns taught courses on International Relations, Comparative Politics, European and American Politics as well as Federalism and Electoral Systems. His research focused on the role the European Union plays in the promotion and protection of minority and migrant rights.