San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The speakers will include: Alex Himelfarb, Former Clerk of the Privy Council, Secretary to the Federal Cabinet and Former Canadian Ambassador to Italy; Tina Sweeney, Public Engagement Officer- CUSO International Canada; Robert Baines, NATO Association; and Henry Lotin, Former Foreign Service Officer, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.*
There will also be a reception between 5:30-7:30pm at the Duke of York (39 Prince Arthur Avenue) where you will have the opportunity to network with other young professionals and attendees.
Fmr. Ambassador Prof. Alex Himelfarb received his Ph.D in sociology from the University of Toronto. He was a professor of sociology at the University of New Brunswick and started his public service in 1981, joining the Department of the Solicitor General of Canada. In 1999, he became Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage and was later appointed to the dual role of Clerk of the Privy Council (Canada) and Secretary to the Cabinet. In 2006, he was appointed Ambassador to Italy, with concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Albania and the Republic of San Marino, and as High Commissioner in the Republic of Malta, and as Permanent Representative to the Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Food Programme and to the International Fund for Agricultural Development. He has been awarded The Outstanding Achievement Award, considered to be the most prestigious award in the Canadian public service, and has also been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Memorial University in Newfoundland. He is Director-Emeritus of the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs, at York University and Chair of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness. He has co-authored two introductory textbooks on sociology and has co-authored various other books on public policy.
Henry Lotin obtained a Bachelor and Masters Degree from the University of Toronto.(BA Administration Coop.MA Public Administration and Economics). Mid-career he also received a Masters Certificate in European institutions from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. Participation in UN debating, Atlantic Council of Canada and what is now the CIC, led to a thirty year public service career. Economic Development with Indian and Northern Affairs Canada led to successful entry into Foreign Affairs and International Trade. (now DFATD). Assignments have spanned Trade and Economics Policy, Innovation and Commercialization (secondment with Industry Canada), Reconstruction and Human Rights. Foreign assignments included UN New York, New Delhi and Vienna.
Tina Sweeney is the Public Engagement Office for Ontario, at Cuso International, a non-profit international development organization that works to improve the lives of people living with poverty and inequality around the globe. Tina spent the first years of her career at award-winning marketing and communications agencies managing brand activation for tier one clients in consumer packaged goods. In 2006 and 2008, after volunteer international development trips to Tanzania, and Dharamshala India, a genesis took place that focused her talents and passion on communications and development within the charitable sector. Tina spent 9 years as a big sister with BBBST, is chair of the Swansea Village Co-op Membership Committee, is a mentor with the School of Social Entrepreneurs Ontario (SSEO) and an advisor with Technovation Academy of Science and Technology (TAST).
Robert Baines is the Corporate Development Officer of the NATO Association of Canada and Executive Director of the Canada-Albania Business Council. He is a member of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve and is actively involved with several arts & philanthropic organizations in Toronto. Robert received his BA in Philosophy and Classical Civilizations from Trinity College at the University of Toronto and an MA in History from York University.
*Veuillez noter que cet événement se déroulera uniquement en anglais.
This event is proudly funded by the Canadian International Council - Toronto Branch.
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Canadian International Council - Toronto Branch
The Toronto chapter of the Canadian International Council. We provide meeting places and neworking events that create a space for open dialogue on international affairs from a Canadian perspective.