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David Mulroney, former Ambassador to China, to deliver keynote address at INDePth Conference in March

January 21, 2013

TORONTO, ON – Accom­plished diplo­mat, inno­v­a­tive for­mer Cana­di­an Ambas­sador to the People’s Repub­lic of Chi­na, and Dis­tin­guished Senior Fel­low at the Munk School’s Cana­da Cen­tre for Glob­al Secu­ri­ty Stud­ies, David Mul­roney is set to deliv­er the keynote address for INDePth Con­fer­ence 2013 at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, his alma mater.

In its sopho­more year, INDePth 2013’s focus is Chi­na, fram­ing the con­ver­sa­tion around the notion of the “end of devel­op­ment.” With the lead­er­ship tran­si­tion, the con­fer­ence is sit­u­at­ed at a time when it is more impor­tant than ever to open dia­logue regard­ing the nation’s ongo­ing social, eco­nom­ic, and demo­graph­ic trans­for­ma­tions, as well as the state of its devel­op­men­tal momen­tum and eco­nom­ic growth.

And who bet­ter to be the keynote speak­er than some­one with front line field expe­ri­ence? David Mul­roney has been referred to as “one of the Canada’s most inno­v­a­tive ambas­sadors” by Jan­ice Stein. After grad­u­at­ing from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, David Mul­roney joined the For­eign Ser­vice in 1981, going on to serve a num­ber of senior appoint­ments in rela­tion to Chi­na rang­ing from Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Cana­da-Chi­na Busi­ness Coun­cil, to Canada’s Senior Offi­cial for Asia Pacif­ic Coop­er­a­tion (APEC), to the Ambas­sador of Cana­da to the People’s Repub­lic of Chi­na (appoint­ed in 2009).

With a phe­nom­e­nal keynote speak­er, a unique con­fer­ence style, and a live­ly top­ic, INDePth 2013 promis­es to be an enlight­en­ing ves­sel for open dia­logue. Spon­sored by the Munk School of Glob­al Affairs, the Asian Insti­tute, the Asia Pacif­ic Foun­da­tion of Cana­da and a host of oth­er orga­ni­za­tions, INDePth is an inter­na­tion­al con­fer­ence that is inter­ac­tive and inclu­sive.

Reg­is­tra­tion grants you admis­sion, con­fer­ence swag, lunch and cof­fee break snacks each day of the con­fer­ence, as well as a gourmet buf­fet-style semi-for­mal Gala Din­ner catered by Hart House. Ear­ly bird reg­is­tra­tion ($35) runs until Jan­u­ary 31st, and reg­u­lar admis­sion ($65) until March 1st. Reg­is­ter online at Con­tact for details on group reg­is­tra­tions (of over ten del­e­gates).

About INDePTH:
INDePth — Inter­ro­gat­ing Notions of Devel­op­ment and Progress — is an annu­al stu­dent-run con­fer­ence at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to. The three-day con­fer­ence com­pris­es pan­els, work­shops, uncon­fer­ence ses­sions, a Gala Din­ner and a Great Debate to not only facil­i­tate intel­lec­tu­al­ly stim­u­lat­ing con­ver­sa­tions but also con­nect under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate stu­dents from across the globe. Focus­ing on Chi­na as a case study, this year’s con­fer­ence will run from March 8th to 10th at Hart House.


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