Yesterday, Thursday 26 February 2015, international actors from the diplomatic arena and academia came together in Montreal for the CÉRIUM International Conference on the Future of Diplomacy.
The programme included four round-table sessions which focused on the following themes: the diplomatic profession and the new instruments of diplomacy; influence within international organisations; diplomacy in a less western-centred world; Québec diplomacy in comparative perspective. At the later session, the case of Québec was presented by the Québec Government Office in London’s Agent-General Mr Christos Sirros.
Through his presentation entitled “The Case of Québec: Case in point or future model ” M. Sirros, who is currently Agent-General for Québec in London and previously served as Agent-General for Québec in Brussels, outlined his vision of Québec diplomacy, current and future.
The Conference was organised by the University of Montreal’s Centre for International Studies and Research (Centre d'études et de recherches internationales – CÉRIUM) and its Centre for Studies on Peace and International Security (Centre d'études sur la paix et la sécurité internationale - CEPSI) with the support of Québec’s Ministry for International Relations and Francophonie (Lien vers le MRIF).