On March 18, Ambassador He Yafei paid courtesy call to Marius Grinius, Ambassador and PR of Canada.

Marius Grinius to Deliver Opening Keynote

Re: Former Canadian Ambassador to South Korea and Permanent Representative to the UN Marius Grinius to Deliver Opening Keynote at the INDePth Conference, March 20-21

MRG PhotoTORONTO, ON—INDePth is honoured to announce that Marius Grinius, Canada’s former Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN and the former Canadian Ambassador to South Korea, will deliver the opening keynote address at the 2014 Conference: Reimagining the Korean Peninsula: Global Forces, Social Change and Conflict Resolution.

Mr. Grinius is a distinguished diplomat. He joined the Canadian Foreign Service in 1979 after serving in the Canadian Army for 12 years. His early overseas postings include Bangkok, NATO in Brussels, and Hanoi. In 1997 he was posted to Vietnam as Ambassador.

In 2004 he was named Ambassador to South Korea and added accreditation to North Korea in 2005. He made four official visits to Pyongyang. In 2007 Marius was posted to Geneva as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the Conference on Disarmament. He returned to Ottawa in 2011 for an appointment to the Department of National Defence as Director General International Security Policy. Marius retired in 2012 after 45 years of service to Canada.

INDePth—Interrogating Notions of Development and Progress—is an annual student-run conference at the University of Toronto. The two-day conference comprises of panels, workshops, unconference sessions, a Gala Dinner, and a Great Debate. Running from March 20 to 21, Korea 2014 is INDePth’s third conference.

Mr. Grinius’s keynote will continue on INDePth’s goal of delivering engaging speakers and panelists, thought provoking discussion, and enabling students and guests from across locations and fields of study to connect. The Conference is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Faculty of Arts and Science’s Deans Student Initiatives Fund, Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs, Centre for the Study of Korea, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, and a host of other organizations.

Registration is ongoing at http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/indepth-conference-2014-korea-registration-10138076259, and includes admission, conference goods, lunch and coffee break snacks each day of the conference, as well as a gourmet buffet-style Korean dinner at Arisu.

Contact internal@indepthconference.com for details on group registrations (of over six delegates).

You can find out more about INDePth at http://indepthconference.com. For any inquiries, please send an email to info@indepthconference.com.

Benjamin Pan
INDePth Public Relations Director

INDePth Conference, Asian Institute
Munk School of Global Affairs
The University of Toronto