Jeremy Kinsman

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Jeremy K. B. Kinsman
High Commissioner to the United Kingdom
In office
2000–2002
Preceded by Roy MacLaren
Succeeded by Mel Cappe
Personal details
Born (1942-01-28) January 28, 1942 (age 72)
Montreal, Quebec

Jeremy K.B. Kinsman (born January 28, 1942) is a retired Canadian career diplomat. He was the Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (2000–2002) and the Canadian Ambassador to the European Union (2002–2006).

Born in Montreal, Quebec, he graduated from Princeton University in 1963 and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris in 1965. He joined the Department of External Affairs in 1966. During his career, he was the Canadian ambassador to the Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Armenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Italy, Albania, and the European Union. He was also the Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Malta. He retired in 2006.

He has been contributing articles to the CBC website and the Toronto Star. He is currently a Diplomat-in-Residence at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs of Princeton University where he is leading a democracy support project for The Community of Democracies which the School is partnering. In this capacity, he is the lead author of the Diplomat's Handbook for Democracy Development Support, a project commissioned by the Community of Democracies and supervised by the Council for a Community of Democracies (see www.diplomatshandbook.org). He has also recently joined the Board of Dundee Precious Metals.

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He directs an international democracy support project for the Community of Democracies that is responsible for the "Diplomat's Handbook for Democracy Development Support" produced by the Council for a Community of Democracies, Washington, DC, now in its Third Edition, published September 09, 2013 by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) of Waterloo, Ontario, http://www.cigionline.org. He has contributed over 65 articles as a columnist at the CBC (cbc.ca/news) and 25 long form articles as Contributing Writer for foreign affairs at Policy Options magazine (www.irpp.org). He is a frequent commentator to CTV News, at http://www.ctvnews.ca. From 2007 he was Diplomat-in-Residence at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University before his appointment as Regents' Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, where since 2010 he has been a Project director at the Institute of Governmental Studies. He is concurrently Distinguished Visiting Diplomat at Ryerson University, Toronto. He is an independent Director on the Board of Dundee Precious Metals, and a Member of the Council for a Community of Democracies. He was an Advisor to the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg, 2010-12.

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