EU Ambassador Matthias Brinkmann speaks at U of S

The Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy and the University of Saskatchewan International Office welcomed European Union Ambassador and Head of Mission, Matthias Brinkmann, to campus on May 25.

By Kris Foster

As part of his visit, Ambassador Brinkmann gave a public lecture in Convocation Hall, entitled "Relations between the European Union and Canada: history and recent developments". His talk specifically touched on the ongoing EU-Canada trade negotiations and numerous economic advantages a potential agreement will bring to both economies. He also explained bilateral cooperation on policy issues, with examples taken from sectors such as agriculture and natural resources. A panel discussion followed featuring:

- Jeremy de Beer, associate professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa; adjunct professor and former Diefenbaker Policy Fellow, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
-Robin Hansen, assistant professor, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
-William Kerr, professor, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan