Henri-Paul Normandin has engaged in diplomacy and international development for close to forty years, in favor of peace, democratic governance, equity and sustainability. He served as Ambassador of Canada to Haiti as well as Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations. He worked for several years in China, and also managed a portfolio of programs in Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia. While involved in a range of international issues from rural development to peacekeeping, Normandin spearheaded innovative undertakings in the field of democracy, human rights, environment, and most lately in urban diplomacy with the City of Montréal. He is currently a Fellow at the Intstitut d’études internationales de Montréal. Normandin holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from McGill University, and served as a legal aid lawyer in Québec. He also holds a Master’s degree in Political Science (International Relations) from the University of Ottawa.
Expertise: China; Democracy, Populism, & Domestic Politics; Diplomacy; Global Governance; International Relations