Global Leaders: Conversations with Alon Ben-Meir

March 26, 2014, 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Dr. Ben-Meir hosts leaders from around the world in conversations that probe critical global issues and the policies our guests are designing to address them.

Guest: H.E. Guillermo E. Rishchynski, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations


15 Barclay Street, Room 430 (Woolworth Building)


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Ambassador Rishchynski joined the Canadian Foreign Service in 1982, after a career in the private sector in Africa and Latin America. He has served at the Canadian Consulates General in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil (1983-1986), the Canadian Embassy in Amman, Jordan (1986-1989), the Canadian Consulate in Melbourne, Australia (1992-1993), the Canadian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia (1993-1996), and the Canadian Consulate General in Chicago, Illinois, USA (1997-1999). In 1999, he was appointed Canadian Ambassador to Colombia, serving for three years in Bogota, before returning to Canada. From 2003 to 2005, he served as Vice-President for the Americas at the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in Canada. From August 2005 to August 2007, he served as Canadian Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil. His most recent assignment was as Canadian Ambassador to the United Mexican States, from 2007 to 2011.