A former Canadian diplomat, Colin Robertson is Vice President and Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and hosts its regular Global Exchange podcast.  He is an Executive Fellow at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.  Robertson sits on the advisory councils of  the Johnson-Shoyama School of Public PolicyNorth  American Research Partnership, the Sir Winston Churchill Society of Ottawa and the Conference of Defence Associations Institute  He is an Honorary Captain (Royal Canadian Navy) assigned to the Strategic Communications Directorate. During his foreign service career, he served as first Head of the Advocacy Secretariat and Minister at the Canadian Embassy in Washington and Consul General in Los Angeles, as Consul and Counsellor in Hong Kong and in New York at the UN and Consulate General. A member of the teams that negotiated the Canada-U.S. FTA and then the NAFTA, he is a member of the Deputy Minister of International Trade’s NAFTA Advisory Council and the North American Forum.  He writes on foreign affairs for  the Globe and Mail and he is a frequent contributor to other media. The Hill Times has named him as one of those that influence Canadian foreign policy, most recently in their 2018 'top forty'.


RECENT PUBLICATIONS BY COLIN ROBERTSON

Why Canada Should Embrace Taiwan’s Accession to CPTPP
Priorities for Canada's Next Government (Part 2)
Priorities for Canada's Next Government (Part 1)

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Defence Procurement’s Effectiveness Dissected at Ottawa Conference

by James Carless (feat. Gavin Liddy), Canadian Defence Review, November 21, 2019

Thomas S. Axworthy: As Russia and China step up their Arctic activity, Canada misses the boat

by Thomas S. Axworthy (feat. Rob Hubert), The National Post, November 21, 2019

'Dynamic' Francois-Philippe Champagne set to be tested as foreign minister in new cabinet

by Mike Blanchfield and Jordan Press (feat. Colin_Robertson), The Canadian Press, November 20, 2019

Slow economic growth bad for Canada’s foreign policy goals, experts say

by Mike Blanchfield (feat. Sarah Goldfeder), The Canadian Press, November 19, 2019


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