"Relations between the European Union and Canada: history and recent developments"
Presented by: Matthias Brinkmann, European Union Ambassador and Head of Mission
The Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy and the University of Saskatchewan International Office were pleased to welcome European Union Ambassador and Head of Mission, Matthias Brinkmann, to campus on May 25.
As part of his visit, Ambassador Brinkman gave a public lecture in Convocation Hall entitled, “Relations between the European Union and Canada: history and recent developments”. His talk touched on the ongoing EU-Canada trade negotiations and numerous economic advantages a potential agreement will bring to both economies. He also explained bi-lateral cooperation on policy issues, with examples taken from sectors such as agriculture and natural resources. A panel discussion followed featuring:
- Jeremy de Beer, associate professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa; adjunct professor and former Diefenbaker Policy Fellow, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
- Robin Hansen, assistant professor, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
- William Kerr, professor, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan