Glyn R. Berry Lectures


On January 15, 2006, senior Canadian diplomat Glyn R. Berry was tragically killed in a terrorist attack in Afghanistan. At that time, he was Political Director for the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT, now Global Affairs Canada). Mr. Berry was a principled humanitarian; passionately devoted to improving conditions for ordinary people in desperate circumstances.

Mr. Berry graduated with a PhD (Political Science) from Dalhousie University in 1981. In his honour, Dalhousie, in partnership with DFAIT, created the Glyn R. Berry Memorial Scholarship in International Policy Studies. With the POLI department, CSSD co-sponsors an annual lecture series in Mr. Berry’s memory, to encourage informed reflection on Canadian foreign policy.

Past Glyn Berry lectures:

2019                         

Prof.  Paul Evans (UBC), “Living with China in an Era of  Great Power Rivalry: Canadian Options"                                                                             

 

2018

 

Prof. Michael Byers (UBC), “Elon Musk, President of Mars?"

 

2017


Reid Morden (former director of CSIS), “Security, Privacy, and Oversight: Where is the Balance?”

2015

 

Amb. Glenn Davidson (former admiral and ambassador) “A Foreign Policy Practitioner's Perspective”

2014

 

Ferry de Kerckhove (former diplomat) “Canada;s Strategic Outlook 2014: The Quest for Leadership”

2013

 

David M. Malone former diplomat) “The UN Security Council: Boom or Bust?”