March Program: The North American Partnership

March Program: The North American Partnership“The North American Partnership: Looking Ahead”

Date:  Thursday, March 08, 2018

Time:  Membership Social at 7:30
Program at 8:00 p.m.


Access: Open to the public and free for members, students and accompanying family members, educators and active military and their dependents. $10.00 charge for non-members.

 Nadia Theodore

With NAFTA hanging in the balance and differences in style and policy between the United States and Canada, America’s top trading partner, Nadia Theodore, Consul General of Canada to the U.S. Southeast, will offer insights into the current status of the North American Partnership. We look forward to seeing you then.

Nadia Theodore has made her career in the Trade Agreement and Negotiations Branch of Global Affairs, holding leadership positions on several recent and major trade initiatives of Global Affairs Canada. Most recently, Nadia served in Ottawa as Chief of Staff and Executive Director to Canada’s Deputy Minister for International Trade. She was named Consul General for the US Southeast in August 2017.

With over 10 years of trade policy experience, Ms. Theodore’s appointment comes as Canada, Mexico and the United States have launched negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  As part of Canada’s international trade negotiating team, Nadia has built a reputation for forging strong partnerships with government and business leaders and managing complex, priority trade initiatives. Beyond trade negotiations, she helped Canada’s Trade and Investment Strategy, which is focussed on ways to continue to help Canadian companies connect, compete and grow internationally.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of London and an M.A. in Political Science from Carleton University. She is married and has one child.

Sponsor of this Program – ESZTER NEMZETKÖZI KFT

The sponsor for this month’s program is Eszter Nemzetkozi Kft.  They are an international investment company which focuses on central and eastern Europe.  We thank them for their support.