The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

November 12, 2008 11:00 ET

Media Advisory: Former Canadian Ambassador Speaks on Dealing With Russia's Resurgence at Fraser Institute Luncheon

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 12, 2008) - In an already complex international arena, Russia has resurfaced as a challenger to global stability. The Georgian war has made the West re-examine its response to the Kremlin as Russia continues to pursue an increasingly authoritarian course under a potentially fragmented leadership.

Join Derek Fraser, former Canadian ambassador, for a discussion on how to manage Russia's resurgence and the implications of expanding Western influence through the inclusion of Georgia and Ukraine in NATO during a Fraser Institute luncheon Thursday, November 13.

Fraser has had a lengthy career with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. He is a former ambassador to Ukraine, Greece, and Hungary. He is now a senior research associate at the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria.

Interested media are invited to attend.

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2008

Time: 12:15 pm-1:30 pm

(Fraser will speak from 12:15 pm-1:00 pm,
followed by 30 minutes of questions)

Location: The Fraser Institute boardroom
4th Floor - 1770 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC

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