People

Keith Bezanson’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

Intro Canadian diplomat
Is

Diplomat

Politician

Ambassador

From

Nigeria

Type

Politics

Gender male
Birth 12 May 1941, Kingston, Canada
Age: 79 years
Star sign Taurus
Education
Stanford University
Carleton University

Keith Bezanson (born May 12, 1941) is a Canadian diplomat and international public servant.

Formerly Director of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) (1997–2004) and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) (1991–1997), Dr Bezanson’s career has included a number of development and diplomatic roles. He has held senior posts with the Inter-American Development Bank and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), and between 1985 and 1988 was Canadian Ambassador to Peru and Bolivia. Prior to that he was a lecturer and researcher in Ghana, and a teacher in Nigeria.

Dr. Bezanson was born in Kingston, Ontario. He is a graduate of Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and of Stanford University, California. He is the author of numerous publications on international development.