Speaker: Mr. David M. Malone
Date of the Event: Sunday, November 2, 2008

Topic: "India and Canada: A study in Contrasts?" ... Mr. Malone will touch on Canada and India's early connections, the development of relations between the two countries since 1947, the economic ties between India and Canada (and challenges relating thereto) and some possible vectors for enhancement of the relationship.

About the Speaker: Mr. David M. Malone was appointed as President of IDRC on July 1st, 2008, for a term of five years. Prior to that, Mr. Malone served as Canada`s High Commissioner to India and non-resident Ambassador to Bhutan and Nepal. Other positions he has held include: Assistant Deputy Minister in Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade; President, International Peace Academy, New York; Director General of Policy, International Organizations and Global Issues Bureaux, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada; and Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations.

Mr. Malone has published extensively on peace and security issues, in book form and in journals. He has taught at several universities, including Columbia and NYU. His most recent book is The Law and Practice of the United Nations (OUP, 2008). He is at work on a book addressing contemporary Indian foreign policy, for release in 2011 from OUP.

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