The Principal Emeritus of Massey College (2014 - 2019), Mr. Segal has spent many years in public service and political roles, including Associate Cabinet Secretary (Federal-Provincial Affairs) in Ontario and Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister. In his Ontario role, he was involved in the negotiations to patriate the Canadian constitution from the U.K. and create the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. He chaired the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade and the Special Senate Committee on Anti-Terrorism between 2005 and 2014. During this period he served as Canada's Special Envoy to the Commonwealth and a member of the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group on reform and modernization. He is a former President of the Institute for Research on Public Policy in Montreal, a present Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Global Affairs, and a Senior Fellow of the Munk School of Global Affairs. He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute in the UK. He is a Mathews Fellow in Global Public Policy at the Queen's School of Policy Studies, and a lecturer at the Smith School of Business at Queen's University, where he was Associate Director of the Public Executive Program. He holds honorary doctorates from the Royal Military College of Canada, the University of Ottawa, and Queen's University. He served in the past as Co-Chair of the Democracy-10 Strategy Group based at the Atlantic Council in Washington, was Chair of the NATO Association of Canada, and was both an Honorary Naval Captain and is Honorary Chair of the Navy League of Canada. He has written seven books on public policy, politics, and international affairs, of which the most recent, "Bootstraps Need Boots" was published in 2019 by UBC Press. He has also been a director of public and private companies in the alcohol, food, construction, financial, and energy sectors, and is the former Honorary Naval Captain of the Canadian Forces College in Toronto.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS BY HUGH SEGAL
Tigrayans Fleeing the TPLF: Their Opinions Ignored within Today’s Most Misunderstood War
Canada and others have a duty to protect the skies over Ukraine
Canada’s Capacity to Engage: Tough Questions to Ask and Hard Answers to Address