Carleton University’s Initiative for Parliamentary and Diplomatic Engagement will host its eighth annual Orientation for Newly Arrived Diplomats.

The diplomat orientation features expert discussions on Canada’s parliamentary system, diplomatic access points, public opinion trends, media and other sources of influence, where to get information, social and family integration, and an information resource fair.

Media are invited to attend the event and are asked to register by contacting

When: Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, from 8:15 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Where: Second Floor Atrium and Conference Rooms, Richcraft Hall, Carleton University
Info: A campus map can be found online.

The free event regularly hosts more than 100 members of the diplomatic community, representing more than 60 countries and every region in the world. This orientation is organized in partnership with the Ottawa Diplomatic Association and the Parliamentary Centre.

Event speakers include:

  • Benoit-Antoine Bacon, president and vice-chancellor, Carleton
  • Nik Nanos, chief data scientist of Nanos Research
  • Karen Schwartz, associate interim vice-president (Research and International), Carleton
  • The Hon. Geoff Regan, speaker of the House of Commons
  • The Hon. Andrew Leslie, parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Mayor Jim Watson
  • Charles Robert, clerk of the House of Commons
  • Mary Anne Dehler, deputy chief of Protocol for Canada and director, Diplomatic Corps Services
  • Catherine Cano, general manager, CPAC
  • Colin Robertson, vice-president, Canadian Global Affairs Institute
  • Mark Kristmanson, chief executive officer, National Capital Commission

Media Contact
Steven Reid
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 8718

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