October 4, 2021
In this episode of The Global Exchange, Colin Robertson speaks to Deanna Horton, Rob Wright, and Gordon Houlden about Canada-China relations now that the two Michaels have been released
- Deanna Horton is a Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, focusing on interactive mapping projects and related research. Ms. Horton is a Distinguished Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Foundation, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Ontario Museum, the International Women’s Forum, and Quadrangle Society of Massey College.
- Professor Gordon Houlden is Director Emeritus of the China Institute, Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor of the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the National Institute for South China Sea Studies. He was born in Calgary, Alberta, and attended the University of Calgary where he received his B.A., and subsequently did graduate work at Carleton University in Ottawa, and at the University Nacional in Lima, Peru.
- Rob Wright served as Canadian Ambassador to China from 2005-2009. He served as Ambassador to Japan from 2001-2005. He has also served as a Director of Export Development Canada (EDC), Chairman of the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) and Commissioner of the Northern Pipeline Agency. During his appointment in China he was concurrently accredited as Canadian Ambassador to Mongolia. He retired from public service in 2009. In addition to enjoying retirement, he writes, lectures and consults on Canada’s relations with China and Japan and on Canada’s foreign and trade policies.
- Colin Robertson is a former diplomat, and Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.