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

A Canadian Primer to the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, June 28-29, 2019
Renewing Canada's Cultural Diplomacy Regime
The Future of Canadian Energy

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Canada's Future as a Member of NATO

June 21, 2019

(feat. David Perry and Harjit Sajjan)



Renewing Canada's Cultural Diplomacy Regime

June 24, 2019

(feat. Colin Robertson, Daryl Copeland, Sarah Smith, and Gaston Barban)



EXPERTS IN THE MEDIA

How much will Canada's new frigates really cost? The navy is about to find out

by Murray Brewster (feat. Dave Perry), CBC News, June 22, 2019

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by Julian Borger & Bethan McKernan (feat. Thomas Juneau), The Guardian, June 22, 2019

Canada will shell out almost $70 billion for its new warships, budget watchdog report says

by Christian Paas-Lang (feat. Dave Perry), The Canadian Press, June 21, 2019

CBSA won't be getting independent oversight as bill dies in the Senate

by Catherine Tunney (feat. Kelly Sundberg), CBC News, June 21, 2019

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Vassy Kapelos (feat. Thomas Juneau), CBC News, June 21, 2019


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