POSTPONED: Renewing the Canada-U.S. Relationship: A Conversation with Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, Kirsten Hillman
April 14th, 2022 1:00PM -2:00PM
THIS EVENT, ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 12, HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO APRIL 14. We apologize for the inconvenience due to inclement weather.
When it comes to Ukraine, the United States, Canada and our allies are facing some of the greatest challenges in generations. In response to the illegal invasion of Ukraine, our unity has strengthened. President Joe Biden came to office promising to repair alliances and friendships that had been frayed under his predecessor, including the historic and steadfast U.S.-Canada partnership. From their first meeting, President Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have revitalized opportunities to strengthen the bilateral relationship and invested in each other’s success across a range of issues–from COVID-19 to sustainable economic growth. What does this look like in practice? Join the World Affairs Council on April 12 from 1:00-2:00pm PT for a conversation with Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, Kirsten Hillman, on what renewed U.S.-Canadian cooperation means locally and globally. This is a hybrid program; you can attend in person or virtually over Zoom.
This is a hybrid program; you can attend in-person (World Affairs Council members only, limited tickets available) or virtually over Zoom.
- By registering for this in-person event, you must agree to a self-attest health check prior to the program and that you will attend not attend in-person if you have COVID-19 symptoms (you will still be able to attend virtually). You must also agree to present valid proof of vaccination upon arrival, and to wear a mask during the event.
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About the Speaker:
Kirsten Hillman was appointed Canada’s Ambassador to the United States of America in Washington D.C. in March 2020, the first woman to serve in this position.
As Deputy Ambassador from August 2017 to August 2019, Ambassador Hillman was deeply involved in the negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Prior to joining the Embassy, Ambassador Hillman held the position of Assistant Deputy Minister of the Trade Agreements and Negotiations Branch at Global Affairs Canada, overseeing all of Canada’s trade policy and trade negotiations. She also served as Canada’s Chief Negotiator for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), one of the most visionary and progressive trade agreements implemented to date.
Through her twenty-five-year career with the Government of Canada, Ambassador Hillman has held various positions both at home and abroad. She served for many years as senior trade counsel, representing Canada in NAFTA investor-state dispute settlement and at the World Trade Organization (WTO), and served as Senior Legal Adviser at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the WTO in Geneva.
Before joining Global Affairs Canada, Ambassador Hillman practised law in Montréal and at the Department of Justice in Ottawa.
Ambassador Hillman grew up in Calgary and Winnipeg and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Civil Law as well as a Bachelor of Common Law from McGill University.
The World Affairs Council is pleased to partner with the Canadian Studies Center for this event: