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His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston - Border-to-Border: The Canada/Texas Partnership
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, The Governor General of Canada

Friday, May 27, 2016 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, has a keen understanding of the North American partnership that reaches from the Maple Leaf Nation to the Lone Star State and around the world.

When he addresses the World Affairs Council on Friday, May 27, this veteran educator and public servant will discuss efforts being made to increase the competitive presence of North America in the global marketplace. Canada’s innovative industries, educational advances and the Canada/Texas economic ties will all be examined in the program.

Before becoming The Queen’s representative in Canada in 2010, his career in education had taken him into leadership and teaching positions at the nation’s top law schools. The 1963 Harvard graduate was president of the University of Waterloo when he received the opportunity to serve as Canada’s 28th Governor General.

According to his official biography, his motto is contemplare meliora, i.e., “to envisage a better world.” It is described as referring “to his belief in the abilities of all Canadians to imagine and create a smarter, more caring nation and contribute to a fairer, more just world.”

His view is that “a smart nation is one that learns from the past, embraces the future and looks to the world with confidence and respect, while a caring nation recognizes that the measure of any society’s success lies in its ability to help others, particularly the vulnerable and marginalized among us.”


The Harvard Club of Dallas

FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016
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11:30 AM VIP Reception
12:00 PM Luncheon & Program
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Rosewood Crescent
400 Crescent Ct., Dallas, TX 75201
Dallas, Texas 75201
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$15 Members
$30 Non-Members
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