A Greatness Thrust Upon Ukraine, Canada and the Fate of the Rules-Based International Order
Guest Speaker:  Robert Baines, President of NATO Association Canada
Hybrid Meeting at: The National Club, 303 Bay Street, Main Dining Room
Virtual Meeting Time: Members Segment Login Time: 12:00 Noon, Guests: 12:15pm to 1:15 PM
Topic: A Greatness Thrust Upon Ukraine, Canada and the Fate of the Rules-Based International Order
Host: Club Past President, Robert O'Brien
 
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Biography
 
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was founded April 4, 1949 with its headquarters in Brussels and consists of 30 member states from Europe, North America and Asia committed to the mutual defence of its members.   We are fortunate to have as our speaker today Robert Baines who is the President and CEO of the NATO Association of Canada where he is focused on communicating the importance of NATO and the international-rules based to Canadians.  
 
The Association is a charitable non-profit organization which hosts events across Canada, publishes hundreds of articles online every years and engages young Canadians through social media.   Robert is a regular commentator on NATO issues in the Canadian media and has represented the NATO Association at conferences including the 2016 NATO Warsaw Summit, the 2018 Brussels Summit and the 2019 NATO Leaders in London. In 2017 he became a director of the Canadian-Turkey Business Council and Corporate Development Officer of the NATO Association.  He is a passionate collaborator and commentator participating in the most important conversations about NATO, Canadian defence and business.   
 
Robert received his Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy and History from Trinity College at the University of Toronto and his Master of Arts in History from York University and obtaining his MBA through the London School of Economics.   He serves in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve at Toronto and has been with the Canadian Armed Forces for 19 years and Naval Intelligence Officer since November 2020 and has received the Canadian Forces Decoration for his service.   He has served as President of the St. George‚Äôs Society of Toronto and co-Chair of the Young Professional Board of the Canadian Opera Company