Jonathan Manthorpe

Mr. Jonathan Manthorpe — Award-winning journalist and International Affairs commentator

In conversation with Dr. Heidi Tworek, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, and History, University of British Columbia

Mr. Manthorpe has been a foreign correspondent and international affairs columnist for then Southam News, the Toronto Star, and the Vancouver Sun. He is a founding columnist with Facts and Opinions, and contributor to iPolitics. In the early 1980s, Mr. Manthorpe was a special adviser in London to the government of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau on “patriation” of Canada’s constitution. He has been a member of the Canada-Japan Forum and has also undertaken special projects for the United Nations, the World Bank, the Asia Development Bank, the Canadian International Development Agency, and several non-government organizations. Mr. Manthorpe is the author of Restoring Democracy in an Age of Populists and Pestilence (2020), the acclaimed bestseller and award winner Claws of the Panda: Beijing’s Campaign of Influence and Intimidation in Canada (2019), and Forbidden Nation: A History of Taiwan (2008).