David Jacobson


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I ran into the U.S. ambassador to Canada in the upper library after dinner. I told him that my mother immigrated from Czechoslovakia to the United States and became a citizen there, and he suggested we get a photo:

When I told her that she now lives in Vancouver, he asked me to tell her: “Things in America are getting better, and the president is going to win”.

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alena September 28, 2012 at 11:06 pm

If you run into the US Ambassador again, you can tell him that I am confident that Obama will win and that I am very proud of America for many things. As a country it gave me a safe home, a great education and a wonderful reception. For a refugee, those are things that you never forget or treat lightly. I will always consider America my second home. I like his message very much.

Zoom October 3, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I love the picture, and the ambassador’s message.

oleh October 3, 2012 at 10:21 pm

One of my most memorable moments was being present for Alena’s swearing in as a US citizen.

. October 11, 2012 at 9:18 am

As the world’s attention is focused on the Presidential Election in the United States, the U.S. Ambassador to Canada will be at Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto to discuss the election, and its implications for Canada. On Tuesday, October 23, the Munk Centre for Global Affairs, Fulbright Canada, and the Centre for the Study of the United States, will present a public lecture featuring the Ambassador David Jacobson, who will be delivering a lecture entitled, “The U.S. Election: An Insider’s View from the Outside”. The lecture will be held at 12:00 pm in the Campbell Conference Facility.

Ambassador Jacobson will address differences between the Canadian and the U.S. election processes; historical trends; polling; key states and races; and the impact of the elections on the bilateral relationship.

For registration and other details please see the attached poster.

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