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CIC Victoria: Politics-in-the-Pub – A Diplomat’s Life
May 10, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
Join us at the Sticky Wicket!
A Diplomat’s life: From Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Qatar to Sudan!
Join former Ambassador Adrian Norfolk, recently arrived in Victoria from Khartoum, as he looks back on his career. Adrian joined External Affairs and International Trade Canada as a foreign service officer in 1994 after a 14-year career with the World University Service of Canada. In Global Affairs Canada he served as deputy director with the Human Rights Division, director of the Policy and Advocacy Division of the Afghanistan Task Force, special adviser with the Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force, and coordinator of the Interdepartmental Task Force on International Critical Incidents. Abroad, he served at the Embassy to Malaysia (1995 to 1998) and as counsellor (political) in both India (2004 to 2008) and Afghanistan (2008 to 2009). From 2011 to 2012, he established and headed the Office of the Embassy of Canada in South Sudan, and from 2015 to 2018, he was ambassador to Qatar. In 2018, he became chargé d’affaires en pied in Sudan, and in 2020 Canada`s first resident ambassador to Sudan. He retired in January 2022. Registration details forthcoming.