8816 Marius Grinius (RMC ’71) is Canada’s Permanent Representative and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Office of the United Nations and to the United Nations Conference on Disarmament, with residence in Geneva. Marius Grinius (BA [Economics], Royal Military College, 1971) joined the foreign service in 1979, after 12 years of military service, and served abroad in Bangkok, Brussels (NATO) and Hanoi. From 1997 to 1999, he served as Ambassador to Vietnam. In Ottawa, he served in the Arms Control and Disarmament Division, and later, as the Director of the Asia Pacific South Relations Division and the Southeast Asia Division. In 1999, Mr. Grinius transferred to the Privy Council Office (PCO) and served in the Social Development Policy Secretariat. He was then Director General in the Department of Western Economic Diversification and, in
2002, Director of Operations, Security and Intelligence Secretariat at PCO. He is currently Canada’s Ambassador to the Republic of Korea and, concurrently, to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. He is married to Carolyn La Brash and they have two sons.
Dr. Nicole Morgan (Dr. Schwartz-Morgan) is Professor, Department of Politics and Economics, Royal Military College of Canada. Following a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Dijon she taught that subject briefly in France , then supplemented it with a second Master’s degree in anthropology ( University of Aix-en-Provence ) and in 1993 she was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy degree by the University of Ottawa . In 1981 she delivered the first book of her trilogy on the federal public service: Nowhere to Go (1981), Implosion(1985) and The Equality Game (1988). Her subsequent books, many articles, and conference presentations reflect the trends of our times but the issue of power has been a constant. The most recent, Le Manuel de recrutement d’Al-Qaida (Seuil, Paris, 2007), comprises hitherto unpublished texts translated from Arabic and an in-depth analysis of the circumstances and ideology that motivate such powerful commitment from recruits (It has been published in Spain and will be soon published in Poland )