Hot Topic: Trudeau’s State Dinner Visit to the U.S.

With Justin Trudeau visiting the U.S. this week, Carleton experts are available to discuss the issues that may be covered and the goals and importance of this visit.

John Higginbotham
Senior Distinguished Fellow, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 2924 or 613-325-8806
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Higginbotham has served in senior Canadian diplomatic posts in Washington, D.C., Hong Kong and Beijing, and as an assistant deputy minister in Transport Canada, Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) and the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS).

He was the second-highest ranked individual at the Canadian embassy in Washington D.C. during the last state dinner.

David Carment
Professor of International Affairs, Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI) fellow and editor of the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 6662

Carment is a NATO fellow and is listed in Who’s Who in International Affairs. In addition, he serves as the principal investigator for the Country Indicators for Foreign Policy project (CIFP).

He recently organized a panel discussion evaluating Trudeau’s first 100 days of foreign policy.

He has served as the director of Carleton’s Centre for Security and Defence Studies, and has received SSHRC fellowships and research awards, Carleton’s Research Achievement Award and a Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award. He has held fellowships at the Kennedy School, Harvard and the Hoover Institution, Stanford. He currently heads a team of researchers that evaluates policy effectiveness in failed and fragile states.

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