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Canada’s Man in Myanmar
September 23, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFREE
Meet Innis Alumnus, Mark McDowell,
Canada’s First Ambassador to Myanmar
As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, Innis College is honoured to welcome back alumnus Mark McDowell, Canada’s first Ambassador to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Ambassador McDowell will be sharing reflections on his career path and his current appointment, followed by a Q & A with the audience. This is a free event that is open to the general public, but online registration is required. See below for details.
- Tuesday, September 23rd | 5:30 – 7:30 pm
- Innis Residence Events Room | 111 St. George St.
- Registration required | Please fill in the form below and click “Submit”
Mark McDowell joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1994 and has served abroad in New York, Taipei, Bangkok, and Beijing. At headquarters his most recent position was Director of Public Diplomacy and Domestic Outreach, and he has worked extensively on international Aboriginal/Indigenous issues. He received his BA in History and Philosophy from the University of Toronto, and has Masters degrees from the University of Toronto and Harvard University. From 2008-09 he was an Asia Research Fellow at the Ash Institute for Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School. Mark McDowell is Canada’s first resident Ambassador to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, and presented his credentials to H.E. President U Thein Sein on August 14, 2013.
Read a feature story on Mark McDowell: https://alumni.innis.utoronto.ca/profiles/mark-mcdowell
Click here to read a Globe & Mail article, published just prior to Mr. McDowell’s appointment, which describes some of the unique challenges posed by the socio-political climate in Myanmar, as well as Mr. McDowell’s “unconventional” and social-media focused approach to diplomacy.