This course is based on 52 years of personal interactions between the instructor, a retired senior Canadian diplomat, and notable leaders from Canada, the United States, the Caribbean and several Asian nations. Unique and candid recollections will shed new light on the multifaceted conduct of Canadian foreign policy in the early postwar period, and on how a wide variety of internationally recognized figures interact in person, face to face.
The candid report will cover Canadian prime ministers from Diefenbaker to Chrétien, and global leaders from Indira Gandhi to John F. Kennedy. It will range through many countries, including Canada, Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia. It will also cover China and its leaders from 1987 to 2007. As well as government figures, the course will examine financiers, activists, religious leaders and representatives of Indigenous peoples.
Note: This course involves active participation in group discussion.
Please note that enrollment in this course is reserved for adults 55+.