Diversity in Diplomacy: A Speaker Series

In moderated online conversations with Canadian and foreign ambassadors, high commissioners, and consuls general, this series will explore diplomatic service through the lens of intersectionality, encourage students from diverse backgrounds to consider diplomatic careers, and lead national and international conversations on the role of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in improving foreign policy outcomes. This 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.

Latest event:

African Woman Diplomat: Challenges and Opportunities with Fatima Braoulé Méïté, Ambassador of the Republic of Mali in Canada

This free public event was hosted via Zoom on Feb. 25, 2021. Guest hosts included individuals from Campus Saint-Jean and the Black Graduate Students’ Association. 

Watch the recording on YouTube:

Previous Diversity in Diplomacy events:

Indigeneity and Diplomacy: Representing Canada Across the Globe as an Indigenous Woman with former Canadian Ambassador Deborah Chatsis


Diplomacy and Race: A Black Canadian Diplomat in the Southern U.S. with Nadia Theodore, Consul General of Canada to the Southeastern United States


Working Around the Globe as an LGBT+ Diplomat with Lucia C. Piazza, U.S. Consul General to Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories

Watch a recording of this inaugural event on YouTube below. You can also read a transcript of this interview.