Diversity in Diplomacy Series


The Diversity in Diplomacy series is jointly organized by the University of Alberta’s Intersections of Gender Signature Area, the Peter Lougheed Leadership College, and University of Alberta International. In moderated online conversations, heads of diplomatic missions, such as Canadian and foreign ambassadors, high commissioners, and consuls general, are invited to reflect on their practice of foreign policy and diplomacy with a view on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in the diplomatic service.

2020 Diversity in Diplomacy presentations:

  1. Diversity in Diplomacy: Working Around the Globe as an LGBT+ Diplomat 
    with Lucia C. Piazza, U.S. Consul General in Calgary 
  2. Diplomacy and Race: A Black Canadian Diplomat in the Southern U.S. 
    with Nadia Theodore, Consul General of Canada to the Southeastern United States
  3. Indigeneity and Diplomacy: Representing Canada Across the Globe as an Indigenous Woman
    with Deborah Chatsis, former Canadian Ambassador 
  4. African Woman Diplomat: Challenges and Opportunities
    with Fatima Braoulé Méïté, Ambassador of the Republic of Mali in Canada