MEDIA ADVISORY: Assessing John Baird's Tenure as Foreign Minister – A Panel Discussion

Posted on Monday, February 9, 2015

On February 3, John Baird announced his resignation as Foreign Minister.  The Centre for International Policy Studies and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs of the University of Ottawa invite members of the media to a panel discussion that will address the following questions: what legacy does he leave after four years in the post? What are some of his key achievements? Following his departure, is Canada positioned more or less strongly to pursue its foreign policy objectives?

WHAT: Panel Discussion assessing John Baird's Tenure as Foreign Minister
WHEN: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Social Sciences Building (FSS), Room 4007 (120 University | map)

The panelists are:

Peter Jones, Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and a frequent commentator on security issues and the Middle East.

Colin Robertson , former Canadian diplomat, and a Senior Strategic Advisor with McKenna, Long and Aldridge, LLP. He is Vice-President and Fellow at the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute and Executive Fellow at the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy.

David Petrasek, Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and formerly an international human rights lawyer with the UN and various international NGOs.


Media inquiries

Danika Gagnon
Media Relations Officer
University of Ottawa
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 2981
Cell: 613-863-7221
danika.gagnon@uOttawa.ca

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