David Mulroney spent 32 years in the Canadian foreign service. He was Canada’s ambassador to the People’s Republic of China from 2009 to 2012. His book about Canada-China relations, Middle Power, Middle Kingdom, won the J.W. Dafoe Prize for 2016.
Mr. Mulroney’s other assignments included serving as Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, as the Prime Minister’s Personal Representative to the G8 Summit, and as Deputy Minister of the Afghanistan Task Force.
After returning to Canada, he served from 2015-2018 as President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St. Michael’s College, the Catholic university federated with the University of Toronto.
Mr. Mulroney is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs.
He has been married to Janet Wakely for 42 years, and they have 3 grown children.