Working for Canada

by Geoff White

An officer of Global Affairs Canada from 1990-2018, Geoff White is a career expert in Canadian foreign policy. In Working for Canada he shares that expertise, illuminating the often invisible work of creating and enacting international policy from the perspective of a foreign affairs practitioner.

Reflecting on the headlines, highlights, and sometimes scandals of a long and successful career, from strategic communication in the Persian Gulf War to NAFTA, Kosovo, softwood lumber, international arts promotion, Canada’s relationships with South Africa and Chile, and beyond, White offers a highly readable blend of personal recollection and invaluable contextualization, situating Canada within the ever-evolving international milieu.

A fascinating inside look at Canadian international affairs, Working for Canada is a memoir not to be missed.

The University of Calgary Press is pleased to make the unedited draft of Working for Canada available for public review

This unedited manuscript will be made available for public comment for 90 days. We welcome public annotations, discussions, and highlights on these texts as part of our ongoing effort to create dynamic, open, and accessible tools for scholarship and scholarly discovery.

After 90 days commenting will be closed. Comments will be shared with the author, who will take them into careful consideration while editing this book. After the editorial process is complete, the book will be made available in free-to-read, Open Access format on this Manifold Page.


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