Sébastien Beaulieu

 Sébastien Beaulieu
Adjunct Professor


Executive Director, Middle East Relations, Global Affairs Canada



  • International Relations
  • Diplomacy

Sébastien Beaulieu is a Canadian diplomat, lawyer and executive at Global Affairs Canada (since 1998).

At headquarters in Ottawa, he served as Chief of Staff to the Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (2010-12) and as Executive Director for Middle East Relations (2015-17). He has also had assignments in Ottawa in the Global Issues Branch (energy, climate change); the International Security Branch (crime & terrorism); the Trade Policy Bureau (trade negotiations & investment protection); and, the Legal Bureau.

He was posted to Geneva at the Canadian mission to the UN and the WTO (2000-03), to Paris at the Canadian mission to the OECD (2006-09); and to Tunis as Canada's Ambassador to Tunisia (2012-15). He served most recently in Beirut as Canada’s Executive Coordinator for Syria (2017-19).

He is, since 2015, concurrently appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria's Gustavson School of Business. He is the Associate Co-Chair of the Victoria Forum (www.VictoriaForum.ca).

He is married to Emmanuelle Lamoureux (Ambassador of Canada to Lebanon) and they have 3 children. As a swimmer and triathlete, he is an advocate for the convening power of sports for social cohesion & inclusion, and for youth and girl empowerment.  

Ambassador Beaulieu holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from Université de Moncton, Canada (1995); a Law degree from McGill University, Canada (1998); and, is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Canada (2000).