NCCAR invites you to the next Dialogue for Democracy session, “Seeking a Solution in Syria”, hosted by Dr. Qais Ghanem with guest speaker Mr. Brian Davis , Former Canadian Ambassador to Syria.

Date: Tuesday, April 16

Time: 7:30pm – 10pm

Location: Ottawa City Hall, Honeywell Room, 110 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1

Guest Biography: Mr. Brian Davis, former Canadian Ambassador to Syria

Mr. Davis was born in Quebec City in 1947. University degrees from Ottawa and Carleton. Joined the Canadian Foreign Service in 1971 and served in the diplomatic corps of Canada until 2007, with assignments in Lebanon, Kenya, Poland, India, Hong Kong, France and Syria.

During assignments in Ottawa, he was an Executive in the departments of Citizenship and Immigration and in External Affairs, with positions in policy development, program delivery and human resources.

His last assignment before retirement was as Ambassador to the Syrian Arab Republic.

Since retirement, he has worked as a private policy consultant on the ME, specific emphasis on the peace process between Israel and Arab countries.

About Dialogue for Democracy

Started five years ago as an initiative of Dr. Qais Ghanem, Dialogue for Democracy has had monthly participatory discussions with guest speakers on subjects that concern and affect Canadians. Previous discussion have included: proportional representation, mandatory voting,  the prorogue of parliament by Mr. Harper, consumerism in Canada, the economy , post-traumatic stress disorder in Canadian troops returning from Afghanistan, hijab,  women’s rights, the conflict in Sudan, The Arab Spring, Palestine, and etc.