The Honourable Hugh D. Segal
Posted by Carol Hutchinson on Apr 13, 2017
Guest speaker: Friday April 28, 2017
Location: Fairmont, Confederation 5&6
Topic: "Freedom that Matters, Defence that Counts"
Host: Robert O'Brien
Hugh Segal, the fifth Master of Massey College, has served in the public sector as Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Associate Cabinet Secretary in Ontario during William Davis’ premiership and served in the Senate of Canada for ten years from 2004 to 2014. In the Senate he chaired the Foreign Affairs Committee and Special Committee on Anti-Terrorism.
A graduate from the University of Ottawa in History, Hugh holds honorary doctorates from the University of Ottawa and the Royal Military College. A former Senior Fellow at the Queen’s School of Public Studies and Queen’s School of Business, Hugh is now senior Fellow at the Monk School of International Affairs at the University of Toronto, Hon. Chair of the Navy League of Canada and an Hon. Captain in the Royal Canadian Navy.
Hugh serves as a distinguished research fellow of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute and is a former Chair of the Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies. He is on the editorial Board of the Canadian Naval Review and chairs the NATO Council of Canada. In 2010 he was appointed as member of the nine person Commonwealth-wide Eminent Persons Group advising the heads of government on Commonwealth on reform and renewal.
He is a popular writer and commentator on Canadian politics and his many books include The Long Road Back and The Right Balance.