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CIC Halifax: How Canada Can Respond to the Threat of Populism
April 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm ADTFree – $20
Ben Rowswell will discuss how Canada can meet the challenge of populism – at home and abroad.
Ben Rowswell has 25 years of experience as a practitioner of international relations and is a pioneer in the practice of digital diplomacy. In his last position as Ambassador to Venezuela, he experienced the destructive power of modern populism.
Other positions over his career include serving with the United Nations in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1993, as Canada’s first diplomatic envoy to Baghdad, Iraq, after the fall of Saddam Hussein, and as the head of the NATO Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar at the height of Canada’s involvement in Afghanistan.
Ben has also advised top levels of government on international strategy in the Privy Council Office during the tenures of Jean Chrétien and Stephen Harper, and at the Washington DC Center for Strategic and International Studies from 2003 to 2004.