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Former United States Ambassador to Finland, Derek Shearer, discusses the potential impact the 2016 US Presidential election may have on U.S. foreign policy. This event is co-sponsored by UW, BSIA and CIGI.

Introduction by David Fransen, Chair of Waterloo Innovation Summit.

Discussion moderated by Doug Peers, Dean of Arts at the University of Waterloo.

Event Speakers

Derek Shearer

Former United States Ambassador to Finland

Ambassador Shearer served in the Clinton administration as an economics official in the Commerce Department, and then as Ambassador to Finland (1994-97).After diplomatic service, Ambassador Shearer was a fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute and then at the Woodrow Wilson Scholars Center in Washington, DC. He served as a foreign policy advisor to Vice President Gore during the 2000 Presidential campaign and to Senator Hillary Clinton in the 2007-2008 Presidential primary contests.