February 8, 2021
On this episode of The Global Exchange, Colin Robertson speaks to CGAI Fellows Marius Grinius and James Trottier on the current challenges associated with North Korea’s nuclear development .
- Marius Grinius joined the Canadian Foreign Service in 1979 after serving in the Canadian Army for 12 years. His early overseas postings included Bangkok, NATO/Brussels and Hanoi. Assignments back in Ottawa included desk officer for nuclear arms control, Director for Asia Pacific South and then Director for South East Asia. In 1997 he was posted back to Vietnam as Ambassador.
- James Trottier is a lawyer and former diplomat who graduated with a law degree (JD) from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and was called to the bar in Toronto. He worked in a major civil litigation law firm in Toronto before joining the Department of External Affairs. In addition to his JD in law, he has an LL.M. in International Law (University of Ottawa), a M.A. in Modern History (University of Toronto) and a B.A (University of Manitoba).
- Colin Robertson is a former diplomat, and Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.
What Ambassadors Grinius and Trottier are reading:
- "Holding the Line: Inside Trump’s Pentagon with Secretary Mattin" by Guy M. Snodgrass
- "The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and The Case for Its Renewal" by William J. Burns
- "The Flame: Poems & Selections from Notebooks" by Leonard Cohen