North Korea and International Peace: a discussion with Ambassador Marius Gr...

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Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

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To mark the International Day of Peace, Canada's former Ambassador to South Korea, Marius Grinius, will discuss global efforts to bring about peace in the Korean Peninsula and the challenges of engaging North Korea. This event is part of the official "peace days" program organized by the Peace Network for Social Harmony.

A graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada, Marius Grinius served in the Canadian Army for 12 years. He joined the Canadian Foreign Service in 1979. Marius was Ambassador to Vietnam (1997-99), to the Republic of Korea (2004-07) and to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (concurrent 2005-07). He then served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva (2007-11). His earlier postings included Bangkok, Brussels (Canadian Delegation to NATO) and Hanoi.

Ottawa assignments at Foreign Affairs included desk officer for nuclear arms control and Director for Southeast Asia. Later he had tours in the Privy Council Office (Social Policy, Security and Intelligence) and Western Economic Diversification. In 2011-12 Marius was seconded to the Department of National Defence as Director-General International Security Policy.

Marius retired in 2012 after 45 years of service to Canada. He continues to comment on international security, Canadian foreign and defence policy, and Canada’s place in Asia. Currently he is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, a member of the Advisory Board for the Canadian Centre for R2P (Responsibility to Protect) and Vice-President of the Royal Military Colleges Club of Canada. He is also a member of the Senate of the 30th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, based in Ottawa, Canada.

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