Berlin • Washington • Beijing

David S. Wright

Columbia University, New York MBA 1968 (International Finance)
McGill University, Montreal BSc 1966 (Mathematics & Economics)

Foreign Service Career
1997 - 2003Canadian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to NATO
Dean of the North Atlantic Council (from 2000)
1994 - 1997Canadian Ambassador to Spain, Madrid
1990 - 1994Assistant Deputy Minister for Europe, Foreign Affairs, Ottawa
1987 - 1990Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, Canadian Embassy, Paris
1985 - 1987Director General, Economic Policy Bureau, External Affairs, Ottawa
Deputy Sherpa for G-7 Economic Summits
1982 - 1985Director, Policy Planning Bureau, External Affairs, Ottawa
1978 - 1982Counsellor (Economic and Financial), Canadian Embassy, Tokyo
1975 - 1978Economic Bureau, External Affairs, Ottawa
1972 - 1975Canadian Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York
1969 - 1972Canadian Embassy, Rome


  • Managing International Crises and Canada-US Relations
  • Intervention in Humanitarian Crises
  • The United Nations and Global Governance
  • NATO in the Aftermath of September 11
  • Political Management of the Kosovo Conflict
  • NATO Enlargement
  • The Japanese Financial System
  • Russia and Ukraine
  • Canada-US Free Trade