The Changing Face of Diplomacy

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Wednesday, February 24, 202111:00AM - 12:30PMOnline Event, Online Event
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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 & Public Policy; 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

Main Sponsor

The Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History


Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

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