Lecture by Ambassador Peter Boehm, Canadian Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany. Free public lecture, free parking available.

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Ambassador Peter Boehm will provide an overview of the Canada/Germany relationship in the context of current global challenges. Of particular interest will be approaches to the world financial/economic crisis, global governance, Canada's evolving relationship with the European Union, and international security challenges.

About the speaker:

Peter Boehm, Canadian Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany

A career diplomat, Boehm joined the Canadian foreign service in 1981. Prior to his posting to the Embassy of Canada to Germany, he was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister, North America, in January 2005. Before that, his most recent assignment was Minister (Political and Public Affairs) at the Canadian Embassy in Washington. In 1997, he was appointed ambassador and permanent representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington. He has held a number of positions at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, including director of the Economic Summit Division in the Policy Staff of the Department; and coordinator of the Halifax G-7 Economic Summit in 1995.

In 1993, Boehm received the Canadian Foreign Service Officer Award for his contribution to the establishment of peace in Central America. He is also the recipient of the Public Service of Canada’s Outstanding Achievement Award.
Born in Kitchener, Ontario, Peter Boehm holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, a Master of Arts degree from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs of Carleton University in English and an Honours B.A. in English and History from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.