Event Date: October 27, 2009 - 2:45 pm Location: Social Sciences Building, 120 Universi
A talk by Ben Rowswell, Representative of Canada in Kandahar.
Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English and French.
A foreign service officer, Ben Rowswell was recently appointed Representative of Canada in Kandahar. Previously he was deputy head of mission at Canada’s embassy in Kabul. Prior to his deployment to Afghanistan, Mr. Rowswell served as senior analyst for international issues in the Priorities and Planning Secretariat of the Privy Council Office. He also founded the Democracy Unit at Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, served as Canada’s representative in Iraq from 2003 to 2005, and was posted to Canada’s embassy to Egypt and at Canada’s Mission to the UN. Outside the foreign service, he has worked with the National Democratic Institute in Iraq and with a UN contractor in Somalia, and as a visiting fellow both at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., and at the Université du Québec à Montréal. In 2007, he published a co-edited volume, Iraq: Preventing A New Generation of Conflict.