Speaker Profiles

John Morrison

John Morrison

Ambassador of Canada to the Republic of Serbia

Republic of Macedonia and Montenegro

(BA, McGill University; MA,Cambridge University)

John Morrison joined the Department of External Affairs in 1985 and served abroad as third secretary at the High Commission for Canada in Kuala Lumpur; second secretary (political affairs) in Beijing; program manager (political, economic and public affairs), at the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei; counsellor (economic) in Tokyo; and minister counsellor and deputy head of mission in Moscow.

At Headquarters, he has occupied a number of positions, notably director of the Eastern Europe and Balkans Division, and of the China and Mongolia Division. From 1999 to 2000, he was a foreign policy advisor in the Privy Council Office’s Foreign and Defence Policy Secretariat.

In 2008, he was named Ambassador to the Republic of Serbia, with concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Montenegro and to the Republic of Macedonia.

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