In Ottawa and abroad, Claude Laverdure played a significant role in Canada’s foreign service. notably as Canada's Ambassador to France from 2003 to 2007., He previously served as Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister and Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet for Foreign and Defence Policy in addition to being Prime Minister's Personal Representative for the G8 Summit in 2002 and 2003. Claude also served as Ambassador to Haiti, Zaire and Belgium and as the Prime Minister's Personal Representative to the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie. Claude graduated from the Université de Montréal in political science.
Honorary senior fellow