Pr. Russel TROOD
Professor of International Relations at Griffith University and
Adjunct Professor in the Defence and Security Program in the
US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney



Ambassador Fred BILD
Adjunct Professor at the University of Montreal's
Centre of East Asian Studies


Monday January 27, 6:30 to 8:30pm

Registration starts at 5:30pm

Chancellor Day Hall, Room 312 – 316
McGill University, 3644 Peel Street

Russell Trood is also President of the United Nations Association of Australia and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Centre of Excellence for Policing and Security. He recently completed an appointment as the Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of Australia for Eastern Europe. Previously, he was as a Liberal Senator for Queensland in the Australian Parliament, serving as Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade and as a member of the Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security and the Joint Committee of Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade, among other positions. He has been a member of the Councils of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute and the National Library of Australia, the Foreign Affairs Council, the Board of the Australian Indonesia Institute, and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy.

Fred Bild, over a thirty-four year career in the Canadian Foreign Service, served in positions in Ottawa ranging from Director of Personnel to Assistant Deputy Minister for International Political and Security Affairs. He served abroad as Political Advisor to the International Control Commissions in Indochina, from 1979 to 83, he was Ambassador to Thailand and Vietnam and, from 1990 to 95, he was Ambassador to China where, in 1994, he presided over the planning and unfolding of the first Team Canada Mission led by PM Chrétien. Professor Fred Bild received a B.A. in Philosophy and Sociology from Concordia University, a Diploma in International Law from University College, London, and a Diplôme de Stage from the École Nationale d'Administration in Paris.

Main points of the conference

Historical and actual relationship of Australia with the Asian countries

Main points of the comments

How Canada may be inspired from this relationship

Free admission upon previous registration at or, by default, at 514 – 987 3000 # 762

The lecture and the comments will be in English. Questions may be in French and English

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