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James Dickmeyer

Former Acting Director


    September 30, 2017 — February 28, 2020

    Professional affiliation

    Canada Institute Advisory Board Relations Coordinator and Global Fellow State Department Officer; Former U.S. Consul General, Toronto. Working on the North American Leaders’ Summit.

    Full Biography

    Jim Dickmeyer was the Canada Institute's Acting Director. From 2016 - 2017, he was the Wilson Center’s North American Competitiveness Fellow, detailed from the U.S. Department of State. Mr. Dickmeyer served as U.S. Consul General in Toronto from 2012 to 2015.  He was Minister Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. embassy in Mexico, where he served from 2002 to 2007. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Mr. Dickmeyer served in six countries – Brazil, Guatemala, Paraguay, Bolivia, Mexico and Canada – during his 33 years of diplomatic service.

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    Previous Terms

    Former Acting Director of the Canada Institute, Oct. 2019-Feb. 2020

    North American Competitiveness Fellow, Jan. 2016-Sept. 2017