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CIC National Capital: A Conversation with Former Canadian Ambassador Jon Allen (online event)

March 25, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT


Please join the CIC National Capital Branch’s Middle East Study Group (MESG) at its next event featuring Jon Allen, a distinguished former Canadian diplomat who was Ambassador to Israel.

Mr. Allen will focus on Israel’s internal politics in the context of several interrelated factors, such as the 4th Israeli election, and potential changes to the regional geopolitics as a result of President Biden’s new foreign policy priorities. For more information, you can refer to Mr. Allen’s recent article: https://thecic.org/joe-bidens-challenges-in-a-post-trump-world-order/

Speaker biography:

Jon Allen joined Canada’s then Department of External Affairs in 1981. In addition to various postings abroad, Mr. Allen spent his early career in the Legal Bureau where he represented Canada in disputes under the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement and worked in the areas of human rights and humanitarian and environmental law. Later, Mr. Allen held senior positions: he served as Director General, North America Bureau, Minister (Political Affairs) at the Embassy of Canada in Washington and Assistant Deputy Minister for the Americas. From 2006 to 2010, he was Ambassador of Canada to Israel. Afterwards he served as Ambassador to Spain and Andorra and was Chargé d’affairs a.i. to the Holy See. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and he is a sought-after media commentator on Middle East affairs..Mr. Allen is also a Distinguished Fellow of the Canadian International Council (CIC).

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March 25, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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CIC NCB Middle East Study Group