Building Peace and Connectivity through Research and Dialogue

Ambassador William R. (Bill) Crosbie

Bill Crosbie’s has served most of his long-standing career in the Federal Government of Canada with the Ministry responsible for Foreign Affairs and International Trade, now called Global Affairs Canada. His responsibilities have included consular services, security, emergency management, trade policy and negotiations, international law, North American relations and Afghanistan. He served as Canada’s Ambassador to Afghanistan from 2009 to 2011.
Since retirement from Global Affairs, Mr. Crosbie has worked with the Department of National Defence on projects in support of UN peace-keeping and with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to promote a sustainable Blue Economy particularly in developing island states and Africa.
Mr. Crosbie is a native of St. John’s, Newfoundland Labrador. He is a graduate of Dalhousie University Law School in Halifax, Nova Scotia and of Memorial University of Newfoundland.