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Envoy’s Album – Fall 2018

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Fall 2018

                                                                     

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New Arrivals – Fall 2018

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Fall 2018

New arrivals Vitae Verkammen Ambassador of Belgium Ambassador Verkammen joined the foreign service in 1992 as an attaché in the cabinet of the foreign minister and from 1994 to 1997, he was consul at Belgium’s consulate general in Hong Kong. From 1997 to 2002, he served as first secretary at the permanent mission to the […]

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Helping indigenous women while having fun

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Helping indigenous women while having fun

Many urban indigenous women don’t receive adequate prenatal education or care, but an organization in Thunder Bay is doing its best to change that. Called Beendigen Inc., it is an Anishinabe women’s crises home and “family healing agency” and it was the recipient of the money raised at the annual fundraiser put on by the […]

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Yemen’s war: ‘The human rights situation is really critical.’

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Yemen’s war: ‘The human rights situation is really critical.’

Jamal Abdullah al-Sallal has been Yemen’s man in Ottawa since November 2016, and before that, for four months in 2014, he was his country’s minister of foreign affairs. He also served as ambassador to the United Nations for three years and ambassador to Iran for five years, postings that inform his work to this day. […]

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Envoy’s Album – Summer 2018

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Summer 2018

                                                               

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New Arrivals – Summer 2018

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Summer 2018

New arrivals Eugenio María Curia Ambassador of Argentina The ambassador, who studied law and social sciences at the University of Buenos Aires, joined the Argentine foreign service in 1975 as a vice-consul. Prior to this posting, he was international affairs co-ordinator at the ministry of justice and human rights for two years. Between 2006 and […]

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Farewell to a friend and diplomat

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Farewell to a friend and diplomat

Larry Dickenson, whose photographs have appeared on the pages of this magazine’s food column since 2005, had a distinguished career in Canada’s foreign service. His friend, Guillermo Rishchynski, a long-time diplomat who served with Dickenson in Indonesia and was most recently Canada’s ambassador to the UN before becoming executive director of the Inter-American Development Bank, […]

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Poland: Life in a complicated neighbourhood

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Poland: Life in a complicated neighbourhood

In 1791, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth adopted a modern constitution, making it the first constitutional democracy in Europe and the second in the world, after the United States of America. The constitution was an expression of the liberal political and philosophical ideas of Europe’s Enlightenment, which gave primacy to reason, law and freedom. It adopted Montesquieu’s […]

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Korean cuisine for a good cause

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Korean cuisine for a good cause

South Korean Ambassador Shin Maeng-ho recently combined his wish to help the community in which he’s posted with his desire to expose Canadians to Korean culture. The result? Two successful fundraising dinners held at his residence. He offered the first dinner — for 19 guests — as an auction item to support the Ottawa Korean-Canadian […]

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Simon Palamar: Global politics and security expert at CIGI

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Simon Palamar: Global politics and security expert at CIGI

Simon Palamar joined the Centre for International Governance Innovation in 2012 after completing a PhD from Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. He manages CIGI’s Constructive Powers Initiative, which brings together foreign policy planners and academic experts from a dozen countries to discuss sensitive, new and emerging global security issues. His research interests […]

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