Explain Like I’m Five Episode 27: Ambassadorship, with Colin Robertson

by Sarah Turnbull. Posted January 30, 2019


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“Our embassies and our high commissions are responsible for the whole of government relationship with the host country…It’s the political relationship we may have with them, it’s the trade relationship we have with them.”

Colin Robertson, former Canadian diplomat and current Vice President and Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, joins host Aaron Reynolds to explain what the work of an ambassador looks like, their role on the international stage, and the fine line between politics and diplomacy.

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