This conference report follows a two-day workshop “Re-energizing Canada-Asia Relations: Defining an Asian Strategy” co-sponsored by CIGI and The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, the Security and Defence Forum Program, the Institute of Asian Research at UBC, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, the International Development Research Centre and the Munk School of Global Affairs. The goal of the workshop was to look at how the global re-distribution of economic and political power demands a new understanding of Asia’s global role and a new strategy for advancing Canadian interests and involvement in the region.

  • With a distinguished career in Canadian diplomacy — including posts as ambassador to Germany, permanent representative to the United Nations (UN) and adviser to various prime ministers, Paul Heinbecker is one of Canada’s most experienced commentators on foreign policy and international governance. Paul is also the director of the Centre for Global Relations at Wilfrid Laurier University.