On 1 May, the Thunder Bay Branch of the Canadian International Council, Lakehead University's Office of the President, and Lakehead University’s Department of History is please to welcome Mr. Jon Allen who will be speaking on "Trump, Brexit, Le Pen: Could It Happen Here?"
About the Speaker: Jon Allen joined the then Department of External Affairs in 1981. In addition to postings abroad in Mexico City (1983-85), New Delhi (1989-92), and Washington (1997-2001), he spent his early career in the Legal Bureau where he represented Canada in disputes under the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement and worked in the areas of human rights, humanitarian, and environmental law. Mr. Allen has held the positions of Director General, North America Bureau (2001-2004), Minister (Political Affairs) at the Embassy of Canada in Washington (2004-2006), and Assistant Deputy Minister for the Americas (2010-2012). From 2006 to 2010, he was Ambassador of Canada to Israel. From 2012 to 2016 he was Canada’s Ambassador to Spain and Andorra. He was Chargé d’affaires a.i. to the Holy See from December 2012 to July 2014. Mr. Allen is currently a Diplomat in Residence at Fulbright Canada and a Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.
Location: PACI, The John N. Paterson Auditorium, 3rd Floor, 401 Red River Road
Time: 8:00 pm
Free. Everyone is welcome.