School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

Re-engaging Iran

John Mundy

Thursday, January 14, 2016,  12:00 pm 
Robert Sutherland Hall, 138 Union Street, Room 202

** Light lunch starts at 11:30 AM             All are Welcome


John Mundy | January 14, 2016

 

 

John Mundy

frmr Ambassador to Iran
 

 

Abstract:
Three years ago Canada broke off direct diplomatic relations with Iran and closed its embassy in Tehran. Since then Iran and the international community have signed a nuclear agreement and become de facto allies in the fight against ISIS. Canada 's former Ambassador to Iran, John Mundy, will make the case that Canada's policy towards Iran has been misguided and that our new government should re-engage this important Middle Eastern country.

Biography
John Mundy is a retired Canadian diplomat who served as Canada¹s last ambassador to Iran. He was expelled from that country in 2007 when Canada and Iran failed to agree to a reciprocal exchange of Ambassadors. From 2012 to 2014 he held an appointment at the University of Ottawa where he was Senior Associate at the University's Centre for International Policy Studies. He writes and speaks about Iran in the Globe and Mail, CBC, CPAC, BBC, VOA and other media.