The Alaska World Affairs Council Presents
Consul of Canada, Anchorage
“Canada’s Arctic Foreign Policy”
Friday, 28th January, 2011 – Hilton Hotel
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. – Program begins at 12:00 p.m.
RSVP by Wednesday, 26th January
to the Alaska World Affairs Council
by telephone 276-8038 or
by email to info@AlaskaWorldAffairs.org .
Lunch Program $20 for Members – $25 for Non-Members – $10 for Coffee Only
Jennifer Loten began her position as Consul at the Consulate of Canada, Anchorage in August 2009, succeeding Karen Matthias. A career diplomat, Ms. Loten joined Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) in 1997. She has served at DFAIT’s Ottawa, Canada headquarters and overseas, notably as Canada’s Coordinator for the 4th Summit of the Americas, as Canadian representative to the Kimberley Process rough diamond certification scheme, and has contributed to government support for sound practices in Canadian international mining operations. Ms. Loten comes to Anchorage from her most recent assignment as Deputy Director for Canada U.S. Relations, at DFAIT headquarters.
Before joining the Government of Canada, Ms. Loten worked as Country Director in Ghana, West Africa, for a prominent Canadian non-governmental organization, and at Canada’s International Development Research Centre, an independent think tank dedicated to global sustainability. Ms. Loten holds a Master of Philosophy from the University of Cambridge (UK). She comes to Anchorage accompanied by her husband, William McCarthy, and their four sons.