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CIC Victoria: Politics in the Pub: Saudia Arabia: Inside a Kingdom in Crisis

February 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST

Speaker’s Biography

Dennis Horak joined the then Department of External Affairs in 1987. Prior to serving as Canada’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and Yemen he was posted to Stockholm (1989-90) and Warsaw (1990-93), after which he held positions in Ottawa in the UN Division and the Peacebuilding and Democratic Development Division. His first posting to Saudi Arabia with cross accreditation to Yemen, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates was from 1996-99. He then returned to Ottawa to serve in the Middle East Division, responsible for Iraq, Iran and Egypt and later was the director for the Gulf and Maghreb, after which he returned to the Middle East as head of mission in Iran 2009-2012. Before returning to Saudi Arabia as ambassador, he served from 2012-2015 as the director of the Middle East Division. He holds a BA (Hon) in Political Science from York University and a Masters from the London School of Economics.


Registration will commence two weeks prior to the event.

CIC Member Price: $20.00
CIC Student Member Price: $20.00
CIC Young Professional Member Price: $20.00
Non-Member Price: $20.00
Non-Member Student Price: $20.00

Contact person: Roger Love – cicpip2018@gmail.com


February 20, 2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
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Sticky Wicket Pub, Strathcona Hotel
919 Douglas Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2C2 Canada
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