Professor Don Abelson gave a presentation entitled, "Policy Research, Political Advocacy and the Future of American Think Tanks" at the IMT Institute for Advanced Studies in Lucca, Italy on March 27, 2014.
Professor Abelson participated in a number of media interviews on the 2012 US Presidential Elections. On November 7th he was interviewed on The Morning Show, Global TV (Toronto). On October 29th, he was interviewed by Janet Davison, CBC News.ca on the potential impact of the US Presidential Election on Canada. On October 12th, he was a guest on The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO, to discuss President Obama and Govenor Romney's foreign policy goals.