Diplomatic Circle Series

The Diplomatic Circle Series is a series of presentations on the Educational, Economic or Political situation in various countries. The Series was inaugurated in January 2011 and on a monthly basis a Consul General of one of the countries where FDU-Vancouver students are from will be invited to speak on their country’s education and political situation. These events will be open to the public.

For more information or to reserve your seat, please contact Lynda Kuit.

Forthcoming Speakers

 Consul General Anıl Bora İnan of Turkey

Topic: “Navigating through Instability: Turkish Foreign Policy”

September 28, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Room 130

Consul General Nicole Davison of the United Kingdom

Topic: “Brexit”

November 23, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Room 130

Contact Information

Lynda Kuit

(604) 648-4461

Past Speakers

Lynne Platt, Consul General of the United States of America
Topic: “Diplomacy and Democracy Through the Eyes of a Diplomat: A Dialogue with Consul General Lynne Platt”

Neil Ferrer, Consul General of the Philippines
Topic: “Philippines: Asia’s Rising Star”

Ambassador Ernesto Otto Rubarth, Consul General of Brazil
Topic: “BRICS: A New Mechanism for Diplomatic Coordination”

His Excellency Nicolás Lloreda-Ricuarte, Ambassador of Colombia to Canada
Topic: “Colombia: Recent Changes and Opportunities”

Rupert Potter, Consul General of the United Kingdom
Topic: “Do We Still Need Diplomats?”

Fabrizio Inserra, Consul General of Italy
Topic: “Italy at the Time of the 2015 World Expo in Milan and the Semester of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union”

Etienne Walter, Honorary Consul General of Ecuador
Topic: “Amazing Ecuador”

Ilias Kremmydas, Consul General of Greece
Topic: “Greece as the Current Presidency of the Council of the EU”

Quang Dung Tran, Consul General of Vietnam
Topic:“Vietnam – Trade And Investment Climate and Canada–Vietnam Relations”

Augusto Morelli Salgado, Consul General of Peru
Topic: “Contemporary Peru: Reality and Promise”

Jairo Clopatofsky Ghisays, Consul General of Colombia
Topic: “The Free Trade Agreement Between Colombia and Canada”

Anne Callaghan, Consul General of the United States of America
Topic: “Priorities for the Second Obama Administration”

Luis Villalba, Honorary Consul of Paraguay
Topic: “Fast Economic Growth in the Heart of a Growing Region: Challenges and Opportunities”

The Honourable Iacovos Giragosian, Consul General of the Republic of Cyprus (Toronto)
Topic: “The Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union – Priorities and Challenges”

Mr. D. Gordon Longmuir, Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Cambodia
Topic: “Cambodia Revisited: Twenty Years of Recovery”.

Mr Shuja Alam, Consul General of Pakistan,
Topic: “Pakistan’s Perspective on The Global War on Terrorism; Developments In Afghanistan And Iran”

The Honourable Mohd Haniff Bin Abd Rahman, Consul General of Malaysia,
Topic: “Malaysia – Your Destination for Education Excellence, Tourism and Investment”

Sawsan A. Habbal , Honorary Consul of Syria
Topic: “Syria — What’s Next?”

Angel Villalobos, Consul General of Mexico,
Topic: “Mexico-Canada Relations”

Carlos de Sousa Amaro, Consul General of Portugal,
Topic: “Portugal and the European Union”

Georgios Ayfantis, Consul General of Greece,
Topic: “The Debt Problem in the EU: The Way Forward”

Ashok Das, Consul General of India
Topic: “Making Sense of Indian Politics – Inside the Largest Democracy in the World”

Yeon-Ho Choi, Consul General of the Republic of Korea
Topic: “Education Fever and Dynamic Politics in Korea”

Phillip Chicola, Consul General of the United States of America
Topic: “Post Mid-Term Election Political Climate in the United States