John Parisella is currently Executive Director of Campus Montreal, which is responsible for the current major fundraising campaign at HEC Montréal (business school), Polytechnique Montréal (engineering school) and Université de Montréal. He serves as invited professor in the political science department at the University of Montreal. He is associated with the Chaire Raoul-Dandurand, a center for U.S. studies, at Université du Québec à Montréal and a Fellow at the Center for International Studies and Research (CERIUM). He currently is on the board of the CORIM, Montreal International and Canada World Youth. He has also served as Director General of the Liberal Party of Quebec, Chief of Staff of the premiers Robert Bourassa and Daniel Johnson, as well as adviser to the Premier Jean Charest, and as President of BCP, a marketing/communications firm. From 2009 to 2012, he served as Québec’s Delegate General in New York – Washington. A graduate of McGill University in political science, education, and management, and Concordia University in political science, John holds a certificate in senior government management from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
He is the co-author of two books (Elections: Made in USA, published in 2004 and 2008) and was a regular blogger for America’s Quarterly (2010-2015). From 2008 to 2013, he was also a blogger on U.S. politics for Macleans magazine. He acts as a political analyst with several media across the country, including on U.S. politics at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (French sector). His most recent publication is a book entitled La politique dans la peau, which talks about diversity, integration and his years in Québec politics.
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