Canadian Global Affairs Institute adds Stéfanie von Hlatky, David Coletto, and Gary Doer to its Advisory Council
OTTAWA, ON – May 10, 2021 – Hon. John Manley, chair of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute’s Advisory Council, welcomes Stéfanie von Hlatky, David Coletto, and Gary Doer to the Advisory Council. He thanks departing member Madelaine Drohan for her service.
Stéfanie von Hlatky is an associate professor of political studies at Queen’s University, Director of the Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy (CIDP) and co-director of the Network for Strategic Analysis. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Université de Montréal in 2010, where she was also Executive Director for the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies. She’s held positions at Georgetown University, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Dartmouth College, ETH Zurich and was a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at the University of Southern California’s Centre for Public Diplomacy.
David Coletto is CEO and a founding partner of Abacus Data, a full-service market research and strategy firm based in Ottawa and Toronto. With over a decade and a half of experience in the industry, David and his partners founded Abacus eleven years ago and since then it has grown into one of Canada's most respected market research firms. David has worked with many of Canada’s leading associations, corporations, and non-profits including Cooperation Canada, Oxfam, Shaw Communications, the Canadian Medical Association, the Bank of Canada, and the Canadian Real Estate Association.
Gary Doer was the 23rd Canadian Ambassador to the United States and former Premier of Manitoba. Mr. Doer won three consecutive elections as Premier of Manitoba. In 2005, he was named by Business Week magazine as one of the top 20 international leaders on climate change. His government introduced balanced budgets during each of his ten years in office. As Premier, he led strategic investments in health care, education, and infrastructure. He is currently volunteering as Co-Chair of the Wilson Center's Canada Institute, based in Washington, D.C. He hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and is married with two daughters.
Drs. von Hlatky and Coletto and Mr. Doer will join 15 others on CGAI’s Advisory Council. The CGAI utilizes the full array of its expertise to produce objective, non-aligned analysis about Canadian national interests, both at home and abroad. Its non-partisan, unbiased and independent analysis helps Canadians to understand complex, multifaceted global challenges.
The Canadian Global Affairs Institute is a charitable, non-partisan, non-advocacy organization that provides a window into all aspects of Canadian foreign policy. We seek to promote understanding amongst Canadians by creating publications and hosting events regarding defence, diplomacy, development, resources and trade policies. The Institute is Canada’s most credible source of expertise on global affairs. The work of its researchers, fellows and advisors sparks impassioned nation-wide discussions and debates that are designed to help Canadians better understand their role on the world stage. Established in August 2001, and based in Calgary and Ottawa, the Canadian Global Affairs Institute is a registered charity, which comments repeatedly in the media and publishes extensively on defence, diplomacy, trade and development.