CIC Halifax: U.S. Perspectives on a Changing World
January 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm AST
U.S. Perspectives on a Changing World
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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.
Kevin earned a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the Marine Corps War College in Quantico, Virginia in June 2018. He is a 1996 graduate of Princeton University and received a Master’s Degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998. From 1998-99 Kevin was a Fulbright Student in Quito, Ecuador. Kevin speaks Spanish and Arabic. He is married and has three children.
Dr. Brian Bow Dr. Bow has been the Director of Dalhousie’s Centre for the Study of Security and Development (CSSD, formerly Centre for Foreign Policy Studies) since August 2014. He is also currently a research fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI), the North American Research Initiative (NARI), and the Borders in Globalization (BIG) collaborative project at University of Victoria. He has previously been a visiting fellow or researcher at American University’s Center for North American Studies (CNAS), the Woodrow Wilson Center, Georgetown University, Carleton University and the Australian National University.
CSSD is a core partner in a new academic network for research on defence and security issues, co-led by Profs. Bessma Momani (Waterloo) and Brian Bow (Dalhousie). Network activities and publications will be supported by a 3-year grant from DND’s new Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS) funding program.