Areas of Expertise
Dr. Phil Calvert is a Senior Fellow with the Institute of Asian Research at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia. He was most recently the Canadian Ambassador to Thailand, Cambodia and Lao PDR. He served as Deputy Head of Mission in the Canadian Embassy in Beijing (2004-2008). From 2008-2012, as Director General in Ottawa, he managed Canada’s overall trade and political relations with North Asia (China, Japan, Korean peninsula, Hong Kong, Mongolia and Taiwan).