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Getting to China Competence: Thinking about the way forward in Canada-China relations

Former Canadian Ambassador to China David Mulroney will draw on his front-line front-line experience to provide unique and engaging insight into Canada-China relations.

The University of Toronto Scarborough will host a public lecture by former Canadian ambassador to China David Mulroney.

UTSC and the Bank of China (Canada) are co-hosting an annual public lecture series, beginning with the inaugural lecture on October 8 at 7 p.m. in IC130.

Mulroney, a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Munk Schoool of Global Affairs, will speak about the nuances of current Canada-China relations and will explore the opportunities for engagement with China going forward.

Prior to his appointment to Beijing, Mulroney was assigned to the Privy Council Office in Ottawa as the Deputy Minister responsible for the Afghanistan Task Force, overseeing inter-departmental coordination of all aspects of Canada's engagement in Afghanistan. He also served as Secretary to the Independent Panel on Canada's Future Role in Afghanistan, also known as the Manley Panel.

His other assignments included serving as Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and, concurrently, as the Prime Minister's Personal Representative to the G8 Summit. He also served as Foreign and Defence Policy Advisor to the1 Prime Minister of Canada.

Mulroney's front-line experience in China will provide unique and engaging insight into Canada-China relations.

What: Getting to China Competence: Thinking about the way forward in Canada-China relations

When: Wednesday, October 8 at 7 p.m.

Where: University of Toronto Scarborough, IC 130




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