Hear the firsthand story of the Canadian ambassador who, at enormous risk, housed six American embassy workers during the Iran hostage crisis of 1979. Portrayed by actor Victor Garber in the recent Oscar-winning film Argo, Taylor will share experiences from his storied career, which has included assignments ranging from Guatemala, Detroit, Pakistan, London to Ottawa, Tehran and New York. He resigned from the diplomatic service in 1984 to join Nabisco Brands / RJR Nabisco. He formulated and implemented polices to strengthen the $21 billion company's international presence.
Kenneth D. Taylor
Kenneth Douglas "Ken" Taylor, OC (born October 5, 1934 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) was the Canadian Ambassador to Iran from 1977 to 1980. Taylor helped six Americans escape from Iran during the hostage crisis in 1979 which came to be known the covert operation called the Canadian Caper. Taylor left the foreign service in 1984 and served as Senior Vice-President of Nabisco (RJR Nabisco after 1986) from 1984 to 1989. He is formerly the Chancellor of Victoria College at the University of Toronto. Taylor is also is the founder and chairman of public consulting firm Taylor and Ryan.