CIC Halifax: U.S. Perspectives on a Changing World
January 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm AST
Further information – and EventBrite link – will be provided closer to the event.
This event will be followed by the Annual General Meeting for members of the Halifax Branch of the CIC.
Kevin Skillin is the U.S. Consul General in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Prior to his arrival in Atlantic Canada in August 2018, Kevin served as Deputy Director in the Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs in Washington, where he previously covered economic affairs.
A career Foreign Service Officer since 2000, Kevin served as Economic and Commercial Section Chief at the U.S. Consulate General in Basrah, Iraq from 2013 to 2014 and in the same role at the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay from 2010 to 2013. His other overseas assignments include tours at the U.S. Embassies in Ecuador, Oman, and Honduras. In Washington, Kevin served as a Watch Officer in the State Department Operations Center and later as a Staff Assistant in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs.
Dr. Brian Bow (BA UBC, MA York, PhD Cornell) specializes in international politics, with a focus on diplomacy, policy coordination, and foreign policy-making.
Most of his current research is on North American regional politics and US-Canada relations, but he is more generally interested in diplomatic norms and practices, coercive bargaining, regional security cooperation, and the links between domestic institutions and international policy coordination.
He has been awarded major grants and awards from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Fulbright Foundation, Donner Foundation, PIERAN, Mellon Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. And he has been a visiting researcher at the Woodrow Wilson Center, American University, Georgetown University, Carleton University, and the Australian National University.
Prof. Bow teaches courses on IR theory, Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Negotiation, North American Politics, US Foreign Policy, Canadian Foreign Policy, and Research Methods.