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Canadian ambassador to U.S. at Kennedy Center lecture Oct. 22

His Excellency Michael F. Kergin, Canadian ambassador to the United States, will speak on "Canada-U.S. Relations" Wednesday, Oct. 22, at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium.

Kergin's lecture is sponsored by the International Forum Series hosted by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies.

Kergin is the 19th Canadian ambassador to the U.S. and has served in the post for three years.

Two years prior to becoming ambassador to the U.S., Kergin became both the foreign policy adviser for Canada's prime minister and the assistant secretary to the Cabinet for Foreign and Defense Policy from 1998 to 2000.

He has served twice as assistant deputy minister, working with Canada's Political and International Security Affairs and the Americas and Security/Intelligence Affairs.

Kergin also worked as Canada's ambassador to Cuba from 1986 to 1989.

Kergin earned his bachelor's degree in history and languages from the University of Toronto before completing his master's degree in economics from Magdalen College at Oxford University.

The lecture will be webcast live at kennedy.byu.edu/events/index.html.

Contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 for more information, or visit the Kennedy Center Web site at kennedy.byu.edu/events for archived lectures and a calendar of other upcoming events and lectures.

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