About Colin Robertson

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A former Canadian diplomat, Colin Robertson is Senior Advisor and Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and hosts its regular Global Exchange podcast.  He is an Executive Fellow at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. He is a frequent media commentator and a contributing writer to Policy Magazine.

A member of the Department of National Defence’s Defence Advisory Board,  Robertson is an Honorary Captain (Royal Canadian Navy) assigned to the Strategic Communications Directorate. Robertson is a member of the the Alphen Group of strategists,  North American Forum and on the advisory councils of Johnson-Shoyama School of Public Policy,  and  the Sir Winston Churchill Society of Ottawa Institute.

During his foreign service career, he served as first Head of the Advocacy Secretariat and Minister at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, Consul General in Los Angeles, as Consul in Hong Kong, and in New York at the UN and Consulate General. AHe was a member  of the teams that negotiated the Canada-US FTA and then the NAFTA,

Colin can be reached by email at cr@colinrobertson.ca