Canadian diplomat to speak
Monday, January 23, 2012
Martin Loken, Canada’s senior diplomatic representative for the upper Midwest will speak 3 p.m. Feb. 13 in Atwood Memorial Center’s Glacial South Room.
Loken, a consul general, serves as Canada's liaison to Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.
As consul general Loken leads a team of Minneapolis-based professionals working to deepen cross-border commercial ties, to engage decision-makers and citizens on a range of issues of interest to both countries and to help Canadians living and travelling in the region.
A member of Canada’s Foreign Service since 1990, he has represented Canada overseas in Prague and Geneva, and has held several positions in Ottawa, including as a senior trade negotiator.
He holds degrees in Systems Design Engineering and Arts from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario.
Refreshments will be served at 2:30 p.m.