Consul General Of Canada In Atlanta Reflects On Her Assignment, Talks About What’s Next For Career

Nadia Theodore, who has served as the consul general of Canada in Atlanta for three years, is leaving Georgia’s capital city. Theodore joins “Closer Look” to reflect on the last three years and to talk about what’s next for her career.


The first Black woman charged with strengthening and deepening the Canada-U.S. relationship across six southeast states is leaving Georgia’s capital city.

Nadia Theodore, who was appointed the consul general of Canada in Atlanta in September 2017, describes her tenure in Atlanta as exhilarating in more ways than one.

On Wednesday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Theodore talked with host Rose Scott about the eruption of worldwide protests, the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on global trade.

“From where I sit, living in a country that is not my home country but representing one of the most important relationships in the world, what the pandemic has really taught me is that those relationships that you build over time between and among people and between and among countries are so very important, Theodore said. “The importance of it has been demonstrated during the pandemic.”

The Canadian diplomat also shared her highest hope for the next consul general of Canada in Atlanta and shares what’s next for her career.

“This has been more than an assignment for me, and so I really truly hope that my path crosses with so many of the people who I have come to know and love in the city and beyond across the southeast USA,” Theodore said. “I truly, truly hope that I will be back.”


To listen to the full conversation, please click the audio player above.