Ambassador to Germany and Special Envoy to the European Union and Europe, Global Affairs Canada
Ambassador Stéphane Dion presented his credentials as Canada’s Ambassador to Germany in 2017. Prior to his appointment, M. Dion was Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and he championed Canadian leadership in the world on crucial global interests including promotion of universal human rights, peace and stability efforts, the global climate challenge and Canada’s commitment to multilateralism.
Previously he was also Minister of the Environment, Minister responsible for Official Languages, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and also chaired the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP11/MOP1) where he reconciled the diverging interests of member countries so that decisions could be taken to effectively implement the Kyoto Protocol. Before entering politics, Stéphane Dion taught Political Science at Université de Moncton, then at Université de Montréal from 1984 to 1995. He has authored many scientific articles and books on Public Administration, Organizational Studies, Political Institutions and Environmental Policies.