Consular Conversations: Luncheon With Canada’s Consul General
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In the 16th event in Global Atlanta’s Consular Conversations Series, the editorial team will be interviewing the newly arrived Consul General of Canada in Atlanta, Ms. Nadia Theodore.
Potential topics of discussion are to include:
-About the new consul general
-NAFTA renegotiation update, and more behind-the-scenes from Ms. Theodore’s history as a trade negotiator
-Trade disputes affecting the South
-Canadian investment in Georgia and beyond
-Canada’s priorities for the Georgia Legislative Session
-Making things together: From cars and planes to films and video games
-Canada’s immigration system
-Women in business
- Catered light lunch with soft drinks
- One-on-one conversation with the Global Atlanta editorial team, followed by moderated audience Q&A
- Discussion covered by Global Atlanta and published in a later article
About our speaker:
Nadia Theodore has made her career in the Trade Agreement and Negotiations Branch of Global Affairs, holding leadership positions on several recent and major trade initiatives of Global Affairs Canada. Most recently, Nadia served in Ottawa as Chief of Staff and Executive Director to Canada’s Deputy Minister for International Trade. She was named Consul General for the US Southeast in August 2017.
With over 10 years of trade policy experience, Ms. Theodore’s appointment comes as Canada, Mexico and the United States have launched negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). As part of Canada’s international trade negotiating team, Nadia has built a reputation for forging strong partnerships with government and business leaders and managing complex, priority trade initiatives. Beyond trade negotiations, she helped Canada’s Trade and Investment Strategy, which is focussed on ways to continue to help Canadian companies connect, compete and grow internationally.
She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of London and an M.A. in Political Science from Carleton University. She is married and has one child.