Berel Rodal

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Berel Rodal is Vice Chair of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.

"Since 1967 Mr. Rodal has provided executive leadership and strategic, planning, and management advice to governments, and since 1990, to companies. His professional experience as a senior official in the Government of Canada included policy, planning, and executive responsibilities in the foreign affairs, international trade, defense, security and intelligence, economic and social domains, and in managing across jurisdictions; his career involved him in many of the central challenges facing government during his twenty-two years of public service. He served in the Department of External Affairs and in the Cabinet/Privy Council Office in the Government of Canada; as Secretary of the Steering Committee on national unity in the Cabinet Office during the period of the (first) Quebec referendum; as Director-General of the Policy Secretariat in the Department of National Defence; and as a member of Canada's negotiating team in the Canada-US Free-Trade negotiations.

"He has lectured in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Japan on governance and the state, federalism and intergovernmental relations, nationalism and political identity, international relations, 'information-age' issues, international trade, and strategic policy/international security affairs. He is the author of a number of publications on these subjects. His most recent publication is the book The Somalia Experience in Strategic Perspective.

"He was born in Montreal in 1943 and was educated at McGill University and Balliol College, Oxford. He is married and has six children." [1]


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