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Gordon Smith

Executive Director of the Centre for Global Studies and CIGI Distinguished Fellow

Dr. Gordon Smith is the Executive Director of the Centre for Global Studies, a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for international Governance Innovation (CIGI), and Adjunct Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Victoria. Dr. Smith is the recipient of the 2009 Vanier Medal from the Institute of Public Administration of Canada. Previously Dr. Smith had served at the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1994 to 1997, Ambassador to the European Union in Brussels from 1991 to 1994, and Ambassador to the Canadian Delegation to NATO from 1985 to 1990. Since 1997, Dr. Smith has been a Member of the Canadian Group of the Trilateral Commission. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from M.I.T.

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