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

As champions of liberty and democracy, G7 leaders must speak out on Hong Kong
A Primer to the G7 Summit in Biarritz August 24-25, 2019
China's Rise as a Rule Maker and Tech Empire

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China's Rise as a Rule Maker and Tech Empire

August 19, 2019

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Britain’s poor pay for trade negotiators hampered recruitment of Canadian trade officials

by Neil Moss (featuring Anthony Cary), The Hill Times, August 19, 2019

Making CSIS ‘smarter’ at counter-terrorism easier said than done

by Phil Gurski (featuring Michael Nesbitt), The Hill Times, August 19, 2019

Hong Kong Protests Grow

by Jennifer Burke (featuring Colin Robertson), CTV News, August 19, 2019

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by Lee Berthiaume (featuring Dave Perry), The Toronto Star, August 17, 2019


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