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Canada's Role in the Arctic: The Ongoing Debate

  • Rigby Room, St. Hilda's College 44 Devonshire Place Toronto Canada (map)

The International Relations Society is proud to present a conversation with John Hannaford, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Foreign and Defence Policy) at the Privy Council Office, and Thomas S. Axworthy, Chair of Public Policy at Massey College on Canada's Arctic Policy. They will make their comments to address: What is Canada's role in the Arctic? What should Canada's role be? 

The IRSociety is grateful for the support of the Canadian International Council and the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History for this event. This event is open to the public. Seating is limited- we encourage you to arrive early to secure a spot. RSVP here.


John Hannaford John Hannaford was appointed Canada’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway on June 15, 2009. He joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1995 and the Foreign Service in 1996.  He has occupied a number of legal and trade policy positions, such as deputy director of the Trade Law Bureau and director of the United Nations, Human Rights and Economic Law Division.  He was also director general of the Legal Affairs Bureau and deputy legal adviser.