2016 Statesman Dinner (Video)

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Foreign Policy Association

Event Details

Thursday, June 30, 2016
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 
The St. Regis
2 East 55th Street at Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Event type
Lunch / Dinner  

Event Transcripts and Video

Noel V. Lateef


Glenn Gibson


John F. Prato


Bill Rhodes


Ernesto Zedillo



Event Speakers

    • Honorable John F. Prato - Honoree
      Consul General of Canada in New York

      John F. Prato, CFA (MPA, Queen's University, 1989; MBA, Queen's University, 1991) assumed his responsibilities as Consul General of Canada in New York in March 2011. Prior he worked as a Managing Director in the Equity Capital Markets (ECM) group at TD Securities, the investment banking division of The TD Bank Financial Group. As a member of the ECM group since 1998, he was also responsible for senior client coverage of a wide variety of leading Canadian companies. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Prato worked in merchant banking with TD Capital Group Ltd. with a variety of mandates, including private equity, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs and early-stage investing. Mr. Prato has served on the Board of Trustees of the Royal Ontario Museum, and on the Executive Committee of that Board. He currently sits on the boards of the St. Michael's Hospital Foundation, the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research and CommunityLend Inc. Mr. Prato succeeds Dan Sullivan.

    • Honorable Ernesto Zedillo - Honoree
      Director of the Yale Center for Globalization; former president of Mexico

      Ernesto Zedillo is Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization; Professor in the Field of International Economics and Politics; Professor of International and Area Studies; and Professor Adjunct of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. He served as President of Mexico from 1994-2000.

      Currently he is Chairman of the Board of the Natural Resource Governance Institute and Co-Chair of the Inter-American Dialogue. He is a member of the the Global Commission on Drug Policy; The Elders; the 21st Century Council of the Berggruen Institute; the G30; and the Board of Directors of the Institute for International Economics. He has served on numerous international commissions, including as Vice Chair of the Global Commission on Elections, Democracy and Security with Kofi Annan. He is a Distinguished Practitioner of the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford and in 2011 he was elected an international member of the American Philosophical Society.

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