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Policy Talks: Peter Boehm, Senator, Government of Canada

Thursday, March 28, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Robert Sutherland Hall
Room: 202
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Title: Global Policy Challenges: the G7 and Beyond

The impact of disruptive technologies, the rise of authoritarian actors and a citizens’ sense of frustration are testing global institutions as never before. Are the world’s multilateral institutions meeting the global challenges of the 21stcentury?

Born in Kitchener, Ontario, Senator Peter M. Boehm holds a PhD in History from the University of Edinburgh, a Master of Arts in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University and a Bachelor of Arts in English and History from Wilfrid Laurier University.

He was Deputy Minister for the G-7 Summit and Personal Representative of the Prime Minister (Sherpa) from July 2017, until his retirement from the Public Service in September 2018. Peter Boehm had previously been Deputy Minister of International Development, Associate, and, subsequently, Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. From 2013 to 2017, he concurrently served as Sherpa for the G-8 and subsequent G-7 Summits, as well as the Nuclear Security Summit.

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