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

This year’s orientation session will feature expert discussions on Canada’s 43rd Parliament, effective diplomacy in Ottawa, understanding public opinion trends as well as engaging with Canadian businesses and the National Capital region. The day will conclude with a resource fair for diplomats.

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

When: Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Second Floor Atrium and Conference Rooms, Richcraft Hall, Carleton
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 of the world. This orientation is organized in partnership with the Ottawa Diplomatic Association and the Parliamentary Centre.

Guest speakers at this year’s orientation include:

  • Benoit-Antoine Bacon, president and vice-chancellor of Carleton University
  • Mary Francoli, associate dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs
  • Members of Parliament
  • Charles Robert, clerk of the House of Commons
  • Stewart Wheeler, chief of protocol of Canada
  • Nik Nanos, chief data scientist at Nanos Research
  • Susan Delacourt, Ottawa bureau chief for the Toronto Star and Carleton journalism instructor
  • Joël-Denis Bellavance, Ottawa bureau chief for La Presse
  • Colin Robertson, vice-president of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute
  • Perrin Beatty, president and chief executive officer of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • Tobi Nussbaum, chief executive officer of the National Capital Commission
  • Mayor Jim Watson
  • Maureen Boyd, director of the Carleton Initiative for Parliamentary and Diplomatic Engagement

Media Contact

Elizabeth Murphy
Communications Co-ordinator
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 8834

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