Past Event! Note: this event has already taken place.

When: Friday, September 20th, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm — 9:30 pm
Location:Richcraft Hall, Singhal Family Theatre
Audience:Alumni, Carleton Community, Current Students, Faculty, Media, Prospective Students, Staff

FPA Currents is an annual lecture held in September as part of Carleton University’s Throwback Celebrations. The topic for the lecture will vary, but the theme will always be at the intersection of politics, policy, journalism and current affairs.

David Coletto

Photograph by Blair Gable

David Coletto, CEO and a founding partner of Abacus Data, will host FPA Currents as part of Carleton University’s Throwback celebrations. Coletto is a Carleton alumnus with a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management and Master of Arts in Political Science and was named one of FPA’s 75 for the 75th.

The event will focus on the most important trends of the 2019 Federal Election. David will share his perspective as a long-time political watcher and professional pollster. He and a panel of experts will consider the major issues, the leaders, predictions, and more.

The panel includes Anne McGrath (NDP Strategist, former Chief of Staff to Jack Layton), Tim Powers (Vice-Chairman of Summa Strategies) and Paul Thomas (Senior Research Associate at the Samara Centre for Democracy).

Event Timeline:

6:30pm – Doors Open

7:00pm – Event Begins

8:30 – 9:30 – Reception in Atrium

Parking available in P16 – Richcraft Hall and P9 – Parking Tower by Robertson Hall (more information). Please be aware of the NCC’s Hog’s Back Swing Bridge construction in making plans to get to campus (learn more).

Register to attend:

Should you require disability-related accommodations, please contact by September 13th.