Jeremy Kinsman

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"Jeremy Kinsman is one of Canada’s most experienced diplomats. He was born in Montreal and educated at Princeton University and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris, before joining the Canadian Foreign Service in 1966, where he served as Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Minister for Political Affairs in Washington and Political Director in Ottawa. From 1992 to 2006, Mr. Kinsman was Canada's Ambassador to Russia, Ambassador to Italy, High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, and Ambassador to the European Union, accredited as well in these positions to a dozen other countries. He directs an international democracy support project for the Community of Democracies. A Contributing Writer for Policy Options magazine, he also writes a column for Recently Diplomat-in-Residence at Princeton University, he is currently Resident International Scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and also Distinguished Visiting Diplomat at Ryerson University in Toronto. Mr. Kinsman is an adviser to the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg and also serves on a variety of non-profit boards in his home province of British Columbia." [1]

"e had served as a Canadian Ambassador for 15 years, in Moscow (1992-96), in Rome (1996-2000) as High Commissioner in London (2000-2002), and as Ambassador to the EU in Brussels (2002-2006). Earlier postings were in Brussels and in Algeria before going to New York in 1975 where he became Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN. He was then Chairman of Policy Planning in Ottawa before becoming Minister for Political Affairs in Washington (1981-85). From 1985-99, he was on loan as Assistant Deputy Minister of Communications responsible for the cultural affairs portfolio of the federal government and for broadcasting. Recalled to Foreign Affairs in 1989 as the Assistant Deputy Minister for International Security Affairs and Political Director, he notably served as chair and interdepartmental coordinator for Canada’s political engagement in the Gulf War 1990-91." [1]

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  1. Dundee Precious Metals Board, organizational web page, accessed April 2, 2018.