• Roland Paris

Update from Roland

Dear friends and colleagues, My stint as a Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister will be ending soon. It has been an extraordinary journey. Before the election, I had the privilege of drafting a foreign policy strategy for a future Trudeau government, contributing to the development of the election platform, and helping Mr. Trudeau prepare for his campaign debates. The University of Ottawa then granted me a leave so that I could join the Prime Minister's Office to help get the new government's foreign policy off on the right foot. For someone like me, who cares deeply about Canada playing a positive and effective role in global affairs, there is no greater reward than having contributed in a small way to renewing our country's energetic leadership and good name in the world. I am grateful to the Prime Minister for affording me this opportunity. Although I am not a career political staffer, I am pleased to count many as new friends. I have admired their dedication, along with that of my colleagues in Ministers' offices, and I am proud of what we accomplished together. I was also impressed by the professionalism of the public servants with whom I worked, and by their commitment to serving the new government. I look forward now to resuming my research and teaching in international relations, enriched by the experience of having worked in the PMO. I will remain in my current position until June 30, following the North American Leaders Summit. After a vacation with my family, I will be back in my university office gearing up for the new academic year. Yours, Roland Paris

Roland Paris
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

University of Ottawa

120 University Private, Room 6053

Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 3M5, Canada

rparis@uottawa.ca

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