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Our Next Speaker

521st Meeting
 
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

H.E. Sturla Sigurjónsson

ICELAND’S ARCTIC PRIORITIES

Ambassador Sigurjónsson will address Iceland’s position and interests as an Arctic country and how the government of Iceland is responding to the relevant challenges, including preparations for the chairmanship of the Arctic Council.
    Born and raised in Reykjavik, Sturla Sigurjónsson holds a masters degree in English literature from the University of Iceland. After two years as a journalist, he joined the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1987 and served in a number of positions at home and abroad, including appointments with NATO, the European Union and the United Nations. He was Consul-General in New York in 1996-97. He has served as ambassador to India and Denmark and, in a non-resident capacity, to Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. He has been ambassador to Canada since September 2014.
    The meeting will be held in the Astra Lounge on the entrance level of the RCAF Officers Mess, 158 Gloucester Street (just east of Bank Street), Ottawa. Parking is available on the street and in nearby parking lots. There is a charge of $4.00 for evening use of the parking lot in the same block as the Mess. The meeting begins at 2000 hrs and the bar will be available from 1930 hrs. As always, guests are welcome.
 
Next meetings:
Apr 11    Stephan Gruber: Observation, monitoring and reporting of permafrost change
Apr 27    Annual Dinner with guest-of-honour Max Finkelstein on “Thelon River: The last wilderness”
 

Thomas Frisch
Secretary
613-725-2221; tfrisch@sympatico.ca


Our Speakers Programme

This link allows you see our PDF brochure which includes the list of upcoming speakers.

 

SPEAKERS PROGRAMME
2016-2017

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