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“My time at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs provided me with an opportunity to appreciate the breadth of Canada’s foreign policy interests and led to my eventual choice of career,” says Peter Boehm.
A career diplomat, Boehm joined the Canadian foreign service in 1981. Prior to his posting to the Embassy of Canada to Germany, he was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister, North America, in January 2005. Before that, his most recent assignment was Minister (Political and Public Affairs) at the Canadian Embassy in Washington. In 1997, he was appointed ambassador and permanent representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington. He has held a number of positions at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, including director of the Economic Summit Division in the Policy Staff of the Department; and coordinator of the Halifax G-7 Economic Summit in 1995.
In 1993, Boehm received the Canadian Foreign Service Officer Award for his contribution to the establishment of peace in Central America. He is also the recipient of the Public Service of Canada’s Outstanding Achievement Award.