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IID Series: A Year in the Middle East: How Israel Got From There to Here

November 08, 2023
6:30 PM EST - 8:30 PM EST
ENG 103 (the Vari Engineering Building, 245 Church Street, Toronto)

Our guest will be Jon Allen, former Canadian Ambassador to Israel. Born in Winnipeg in 1950, Jon Allen (LL.B., University of Western Ontario, 1976; LL.M., International Law, University of London School of Economics, 1977) joined the then Department of External Affairs in 1981. In addition to postings abroad in Mexico City and New Delhi, Mr. Allen held the positions of Minister (Political Affairs) at the Canadian Embassy in Washington (2004-2006) and Assistant Deputy Minister, Americas (2010-2012). From 2006 to 2010, he was Canada’s Ambassador to Israel and from 2012 to 2016 he was Ambassador to Spain. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto and the Chair of Project Rozana Canada, a not for profit whose objective is to build bridges between Palestinians and Israelis via the health sector.