Canada's Clark joins Wilson Center

May 27, 2004 at 11:40 AM
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WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- Former Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark joins Washington's Wilson Center for a three-month stint as a public policy scholar, beginning in October.

Clark, who, at 39, was the youngest man ever to hold the post of prime minister when he defeated Pierre Trudeau in 1979, is the former leader of Canada's Progressive Conservative Party. He later served as foreign minister and as minister of constitutional affairs in the government of Brian Mulroney.

During Mulroney's administration, Clark chaired the original Cabinet Committee on the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement and also chaired the the Commonwealth Committee of Foreign Ministers on Southern Africa.

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the national memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968. It maintains a neutral forum for open dialogue and is supported by public and private funds that underwrite the study of national and world affairs.

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