About the Lecture:
Canadian foreign policy has been typified by Professor John Kirton in terms of three analytical schools of thought: liberal multilateralism (the Pearsonic period); peripheral dependency (the US Satellite perspective), and; middle power opportunity (the ongoing post cold war range of policy option). Hugh Segal's overview of coming foreign policy choices will suggest a fourth option and one reflective of Canadian values, geopolitical interests and calibrated strategic engagement. While not fully embraced by the present or last two national governments, Senator Segal will discuss a range of priorities, choices and foreign policy instruments deployable in support of this approach.
Hugh Segal is the Executive Vice-Chair of the Canadian International Council (CIC). He is the former CEO of the Institute for Research on Public Policy, Senior Fellow at Queens School of Policy Studies and former Chair of the Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies. A graduate from the University of Ottawa in Canadian History, he holds an honorary doctorate from the Royal Military College of Canada, and was awarded membership in the Order of Canada. He was appointed to the Senate of Canada in 2005 by Prime Minister Martin.