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CIC Edmonton: What lessons can we draw from the 19th Congress of China’s Communist Party?

February 16, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm MST


The Canadian International Council in partnership with the China Institute are pleased to present this lecture by former Canadian Ambassador to China and China Institute Senior Fellow, Mr. Guy Saint-Jacques.

A light lunch will be served before the formal lecture begins at 12 PM

Registration is required to attend – click here to register. The last day to register is 4:30PM on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

Contact Person: Katie Meredith – edmonton@thecic.org

Speaker’s Biography

Guy Saint-Jacques worked for one year as a land planner for the Quebec Government before joining the Department of External Affairs in 1977, holding office in New York, Mexico City, Kinshasa, and Hong Kong as well as twice in Washington, D.C., the last time as Minister and Deputy Head of Mission. He has also been Deputy High Commissioner at the High Commission of Canada in London, UK and has been posted three times to Beijing. At Headquarters, he first worked in the Consular Affairs division, in the Francophone Africa division, and then in the Science and Technology division and in the Office of the Associate Deputy Minister. He also served as Deputy Director of the Energy and Environment division, as Director of both the Personnel (Political and Commercial) and the Assignments divisions, and as Director General of the Personnel Management Bureau. He served as Chief Negotiator and Ambassador for Climate Change for the Government of Canada and was the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for Canada to the People’s Republic of China until October 2016. For Mr. Saint-Jacques who speaks fluent Mandarin, this was a fourth assignment in China.

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February 16, 2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm MST
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Room 134, Telus Centre
111 Street & 87 Ave
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R3 Canada
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CIC Edmonton Branch
University of Alberta China Institute