Daniel Edward (Ted) Hobson
Ted Hobson is a Fellow at the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he has also taught courses on the politics of international trade. During his 30-year career with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Mr. Hobson specialized in international trade and economic affairs. This included postings to the Canadian Delegation to the GATT in Geneva (1979-83), the OECD in Paris (1987-91), and as Minister-Counsellor for Economic and Trade Policy at the Canadian Embassy in Washington (1991-93). In Ottawa, he served as Director General, Export and Import Controls Bureau (1993-96), in which capacity he was responsible for policy development and administration of Canada’s import and export controls, and was chief negotiator for Canada’s bilateral agreements on textiles and clothing, and in the negotiation of the post-Cold War multilateral export controls agreement on military and dual use goods.
From 1996-2000, Mr. Hobson was Canadian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, with concurrent accreditation to Yemen, Oman and Bahrain.