NFTC Breakfast with Ambassador Jonathan Fried

Date: 4/3/15

NFTC Breakfast with Ambassador Jonathan Fried
April 3,  2015 – 8:30 am
NFTC Conference Room

This Friday, April 3, we will host Jonathan Fried, Canada’s ambassador to the WTO, at breakfast at 8:30 at the NFTC. Many of you know Amb. Fried, who is in the midst of a distinguished career as a Canadian diplomat. Currently ambassador to the WTO, he was previously Ambassador of Canada to Japan; Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean at the International Monetary Fund; Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister and Head of the Canada-United States Secretariat, Privy Council Office; Senior Assistant Deputy Minister for the Department of Finance, member of the Board of Directors of EDC and Canada’s deputy for the G-7; as well as serving in numerous other positions in Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, including a tour at the embassy here in Washington.

At the WTO, he has just finished a term as chair of the General Council and has a wealth of insights on events in Geneva and prospects for the new active WTO agenda, including reviving the Doha Round, the Information Technology Agreement and the Trade in Services Agreement.

I hope you can join me for what will be a fascinating and entertaining discussion. Please RSVP below and there will be a light breakfast!