Presented by CIPS and GSPIA.
Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
A reception will follow.
Diplomacy remains a key tool for states in the international arena. At the same time, the practice of diplomacy is undergoing significant, even radical, changes. The role of the state is changing on the international scene. How is this affecting diplomacy? Are traditional foundations and diplomatic practices still important for the active diplomat today? How has diplomacy responded to the greater engagement of leaders, to new institutions, to the wider range of issues, to new techniques of communication?
Opening remarks: PAUL MARTIN, former Prime Minister of Canada.
Panelists: ANDREW F. COOPER, co-editor of the Oxford Handbook on Modern Diplomacy and Professor at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo; FEN HAMPSON, contributor to the Oxford Handbook on Modern Diplomacy, Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Global Security Program at the Centre for International Governance Innovation; and MORRIS ROSENBERG, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Moderator: ROBERT ASSELIN, Associate Director of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.