ROBERT ONLEY

Legal Counsel, Past Executive Director & Co-Founder
@RobertOnley

Robert is a lawyer from Ottawa with a passion for public advocacy and Canadian foreign policy, currently working in the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development in Ottawa.

As a Juris Doctor graduate of the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, where he served as student body President in his graduating year, Robert has been a part of the Young Diplomats of Canada team for the past four years. Robert co-founded YDC in 2013, and served as Vice-President Operations and Vice-Chair of YDC from 2011 to 2014. Prior to this, Robert graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts Specialist Degree in International Relations from the University of Toronto. He is currently a freelance blogger forThe Huffington Post and the Times of Israel, with a variety of op-eds published around the world.

Robert also serves as the Chief Legal Counsel for YDC, handling all legal affairs.