April 25, 2022
On this episode of the Global Exchange, Colin Robertson speaks to Gary Smith about his book, Ice War Diplomat: Hockey Meets Cold War Politics at the 1972 Summit Series.
- Gary J. Smith was a diplomat at the Canadian embassy in Moscow in 1972. He was instrumental in making the 1972 Canadian-Soviet Hockey Series happen—and keeping it from falling apart. Smith lives in Perth, ON.
- Colin Robertson is a former diplomat, and Senior Advisor to the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.
Read Gary Smith's book and learn more about it:
- "Ice War Diplomat: Hockey Meets Cold War Politics at the 1972 Summit Series"
- Interview with Evan Solomon
- Review by the Kingston Whig Standard
What Gary Smith is reading
- "Freezing Order" by Bill Browder
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