We like to say that the world needs more Canada. But it is actually going to get more China. A lot more.
Drawing on three decades of diplomatic experience in Asia, David Mulroney explains how China's rise is reverberating across Canada. He encourages us to respond with skill and confidence, making smart policy choices to promote our prosperity, our security, and, equally important, our values. He brings to this last topic, engaging China at the level of values, the perspective of a Catholic public servant who struggled to live his faith in an often unfriendly environment.
David Mulroney is President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St. Michael's College, the Catholic federated university within the University of Toronto. He has more than 30 years in Canada's Public Service, including as ambassador to the People's Republic of China from 2009 to 2012.
Mr. Mulroney is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs, a Distinguished Fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, and an Honorary Fellow of the University of St. Michael's College. He is a recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal, the University of Toronto's Arbor Award and in June 2015 received an honorary Doctor of Laws front Western University. His book Middle Power, Middle Kingdom was awarded the J. W. Dafoe Prize for 2016.