The 2017 Gray Lecture


Please join the Department of History for a conversation with Louise Frechette: "Canada in a world of turmoil: Lessons from Louis St-Laurent."

LOUISE FRÉCHETTE was the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1998 to 2006. Prior to this, she pursued a career in the Public Service of Canada, serving notably as Ambassador to Argentina and Uruguay (1985-1988), Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations (1992-1994), Associate Deputy Minister of Finance (1995) and Deputy Minister of National Defence (1995-1998).

Madame Fréchette is the Chair of the Supervisory Board and of the Council of CARE International. She also serves on the Board of Essilor International and chairs its Corporate Social Responsibility committee. She is a Board member of the Global Leadership Foundation.

Madame Fréchette has a degree in History from the University of Montreal and a Certificate in Economy from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. She was awarded many honorary degrees by universities in Canada and abroad. She is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Reception to follow the lecture.

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