Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes former Canadian diplomat Jeremy Kinsman. Drawing on his forty year career in the Canadian Foreign Service, including his service as Ambassador to the European Union, the United Kingdom and Russia, Kinsman traces changes in the diplomat's portfolio. He analyzes the implications of emerging centers of power in the global system and the failure of the West to discern Russia's interests and concerns. Kinsman looks at the relationship of Canada to the United States and the consequences of the last eight years of U.S. foreign policy including the challenges of democratization.
Key Words: Diplomacy, Canada, Globalization, Russia
November 20, 2008
Conversations with History