Major Challenges for Canadian Foreign Policy in 2019

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
AT1010 and OA1025
Event Fee: 
Free. Everyone is welcome!
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Michel S. Beaulieu
Event Contact Phone: 
(807) 343-8341
Event Contact E-mail: 
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On 30 October at 7:30 pm, Mr. Mark Mark Gwozdecky, Assistant Deputy Minister of International Security & Political Affairs (Political Director), will discuss the "Major Challenges for Canadian Foreign Policy in 2019."

This event is made possible by The Thunder Bay Branch of the Canadian International Council, Lakehead University’s Department of History, and Lakehead International.

It is free and open to the public! Everyone is welcome!

Thunder Bay - ATAC 1010
Orillia - OA 1025

About the presenter: Mr. Mark Gwozdecky was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister, International Security and Political Affairs (Political Director) in November 2015. He held the position of Director General, Middle East & Maghreb Bureau from 2013 to 2015, and was acting Assistant Deputy Minister for Europe, Middle East & Maghreb from August to October 2015. From 2010-2013, he served as Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and Iraq.

He joined the Canadian Foreign Service in 1982. He has served in Seoul, Manila, Damascus, and Vienna where he was Chief Spokesperson and Director of Public Information at the International Atomic Energy Agency. He has also held numerous positions, including Coordinator of the Landmine Action Team, Director of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Division, and Director General for International Crime and Terrorism. He was named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful and Influential People in Government and Politics in 2018.


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