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Kevin O'Shea

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    Minister of Political Affairs, embassy of Canada

    Full Biography

    Kevin O'Shea was appointed Minister (Political Affairs) at the Canadian Embassy in Washington in August 2006, following a three year assignment as the Deputy Head of Minister at the Canadian Embassy to the European Union. Mr. O'Shea has had a 25-year career at the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. During this time, he has served in headquaters as Director, Canada-US Relations (2000-2003) and Director, Canadian Assistance to the Former Soviet Union (1991-1995). He has had postings to the Canadian Consulate in New York, the Canadian Permanent Mission to the OECD in Paris and to the Canadian High Commission in Ghana. Mr. O'Shea has a MA and BA from McGill University as well as a Certificat d'etudes politiques from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris.