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18:00 - 19:30 26 April 2017

In the Shadow of the USA: Canada’s Development of an ‘Americas Strategy’ since the Second World War


Lecture Room 103 | UCL – Institute of the Americas (link Map)
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Dr Hector Mackenzie, Senior Departmental Historian, Global Affairs Canada, Dr. Hector Mackenzie is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Oxford University, from where he received his DPhil in Politics (International Relations) on Anglo-Canadian economic relations in the Second World War. After teaching at the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario, he joined the Department of External Affairs as an historian. He has been the Senior Departmental Historian of what is now Global Affairs Canada since 1991. He is an adjunct professor of history at Carleton University, where he frequently teaches courses in Canadian history, and a past President of the Association for Canadian Studies. He has also published extensively on the history of Canada’s international relations. The views expressed in

Dr Hector Mackenzie (Global Affairs Canada; Carleton University) - One of the distinctive emphases of recent Canadian foreign policy has been its attempt to develop an overall strategy for Canada’s relations with the Americas and the treatment of its bilateral and multilateral dealings with its neighbours in the Western Hemisphere as one of its key priorities in foreign, trade and development policies. This lecture places this initiative in the context of Canada’s post-1939 international relations and especially the historical tendency of Canadian governments to pay greater attention to the North Atlantic and especially to relations with the United States and, to a lesser extent, the United Kingdom and considerably less to the rest of the world, including Latin America and the Caribbean.


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