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Former Canadian Ambassador Shares Experiences of Cuba with Students at Trent University Oshawa

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Mark Entwistle, previous Canadian minister to Cuba, will partake in an undergrad class session at Trent University Oshawa on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. Media are welcome to go to a little opening gathering for meetings and photographs with Mr. Entwistle.

The workshop on Cuban-North American relations is taught by history teacher Dr. Robert Wright. “Few Canadians know Cuba and in addition Mark,” says Prof. Wright. “Understudies will have the chance to talk about what they have perused about Fidel Castro, for instance, with someone who used over a hundred hours in his vicinity. At the same time more than this, Mark has truly existed Canadian history, whether serving at the Canadian Embassy in the “perestroika” period Moscow of Mikhael Gorbachev, or prompting Canadian executives and pastors. It is this exceptional abundance of encounter that Mark brings to the understudies of Trent Oshawa.”

Mr. Entwistle was a Canadian negotiator for sixteen years and served as Ambassador of Canada to the Republic of Cuba from 1993 to 1997. In addition to different accomplishments, he drafted the 14-point joint Canadian-Cuban assertion that at last prompted the Chrétien-Castro state visit of 1998, the one and only of its kind other than Pierre Trudeau’s visit in 1976. Mr. Entwistle is broadly viewed as the most extremist envoy Canada ever presented on Cuba. His Foreign Service vocation included assignments at the Canadian Embassies in Tel Aviv, Israel (1982-1985) and Moscow, in the previous USSR (1986-1989), where he was in charge of political examination and two-sided relations.

Prof. Wright talked with Mr. Entwistle in 2004 while scrutinizing his book on Pierre Trudeau and Fidel Castro, Three Nights in Havana. Since that time, Prof. Wright and Mr. Entwistle have worked together on a few tasks, including an exceedingly fruitful round table on Cuba held at Trent Oshawa in November 2007, and the 2009 book Our Place in the Sun.

Event Details:
Event: Former Canadian ambassador to Cuba, Mr. Mark Entwistle, at Trent Oshawa
Date: Monday, June 23, 2014
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Location: Trent University Oshawa

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