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CIC Toronto: The Changing Face of Diplomacy

February 24, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST


You are invited to join a panel of practitioners and scholars to discuss recent and ongoing changes to the practice of diplomacy.  Our panelists will address: the centralization of foreign policy in leaders’ offices; the evolving role of ambassadors and embassies;the rise of non-state actors; the advent of digital diplomacy. Following short presentations, we will have Q&A and general discussion.


Senator Peter Boehm

Chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee; former Deputy Minister of International Assistance, Global Affairs Canada; former G-8 Sherpa; and former Canadian Ambassador to Germany

Ambassador Sabine Sparwasser

German Ambassador to Canada; former Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, German Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and former Director of the German Foreign Service Academy

Rosemary McCarney

Senior Fellow in Foreign and Defence Policy, Massey College; former Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva; and former President and CEO, Plan Canada

Mark Raymond

The Wick Cary Associate Professor of International Security and the Director of the Cyber Governance and Policy Center at the University of Oklahoma; and the author of Social Practices of Rule-Making in World Politics (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019).

Jon Allen

Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs; former Assistant Deputy Minister, Americas, Global Affairs Canada; and the former Canadian Ambassador to Israel and Spain

Jack Cunningham

Program Coordinator, Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History; former editor of International Journal

This event is sponsored by the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History; the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy; and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.


February 24, 2021
11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
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