Susan Harper (diplomat)

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Susan Harper
Susan Harper at 2017 MIFF (cropped).jpg
Born 1953
Toronto, Ontario

Susan Harper (born 1953 in Toronto, Ontario) is a senior Canadian diplomat with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.[1][2] She served as Canadian Ambassador to Uruguay from 2001 to 2004.[3] She served as Chair of the Arctic Council from 2014 - 2015.[4]

Harper joined Foreign Affairs Canada in 1983. She has been on posting to Yaoundé, Paris, Washington D.C., and Buenos Aires. She served as President of the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers, the organization that represents Canada's professional diplomats.[5]

Harper is an alumna of Queen's University and Ivey School of Business at University of Western Ontario, where she obtained an MBA in 1983. She is a polyglot and speaks English, French, and Spanish.[6]

Harper has been recently appointed as Consul General of Canada in Miami, Florida.[7]


  1. ^ "Ottawa names Foreign Affairs official to top Arctic Council job". Nunatsiq News. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Speakers - NAFTA Conference". University of Maryland University College. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Susan Harper is the minister for Economic Affairs in the Embassy of Canada in Washington. 
  3. ^ "Mrs. Silverstein hosts tea to kick off AUPI preparations". Embassy of the United States of America - Montevideo, Uruguay. October 28, 2003. Archived from the original on May 27, 2010. Mrs. Audrey Silverstein (right) speaks with Canadian Ambassador Susan Harper and EU Ambassador Stella Zervoudaki. 
  4. ^ McDiamid, Susan (24 April 2015). "Arctic Council tensions threaten environment as Canada exits chair". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  5. ^ Dirlik, John (September 1995). "Choice of New Canadian Ambassador to Israel Widely Criticized". Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Susan Harper". World Economic Forum. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
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