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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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Tipping the hat for TIPES

| April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Tipping the hat for TIPES

It’s not every day you go to an evening ball and leave having been blown away by the words of an eight-year-old, but that’s what happened to many at this year’s Diplomatic Ball in December. The ball raised money for TIPES — Thinking in Pictures Educational Services — which offers more than a dozen educational […]

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On the possibility of an al-Qaeda attack in Canada: ‘I think we’re very vulnerable’

| April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
On the possibility of an al-Qaeda attack in Canada: ‘I think we’re very vulnerable’

Martin Rudner is a distinguished research professor emeritus from Carleton University. He spent his career working in the field of intelligence and national security studies and critical infrastructure protection. He worked at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he earned his PhD, as well as the Australian National University, before he joined the faculty at […]

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Envoy’s Album – Spring 2018

| April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Spring 2018

                                                                     

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New Arrivals – Spring 2018

| April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Spring 2018

New Arrivals Natasha Smith High Commissioner for Australia High Commissioner Smith is a senior career diplomat with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently first assistant secretary in the multilateral development and finance division. She’s served overseas as first secretary in Indonesia and counsellor at the Australian mission to the […]

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New Arrivals – Winter 2018

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Winter 2018

New Arrivals Anthanase Boudo Ambassador of Burkina Faso Ambassador Boudo began his career as a collections agent for the directorate of treasury and public finances and the directorate of co-operation, where he worked from 1996 to 2001. Between 2003 and 2004, he worked with the standing secretariat for the National Council on Population. The following […]

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‘An Italian garden filled with flowers and music’

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
‘An Italian garden filled with flowers and music’

The Ottawa Symphony Orchestra’s annual Fête Champêtre took place later than usual, but the weather could not have been better for a garden party, given Ottawa’s late September heat wave. “We’re delighted that the annual Fête Champêtre is at the Italian ambassador’s residence, particularly where there are two anniversaries — the 150th of Canada and […]

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