Adrian de Hoog graduated from Brandon College in 1967 He undertook graduate studies at the University of Saskatchewan and Oxford, obtaining a D.Phil from the latter in 1974 (in the History and Philosophy of Science). After Oxford, he began a thirty year career as a Canadian diplomat. During his tenure at Foreign Affairs he was engaged in work on "development assistance, nuclear non-proliferation, the global environment, and international economic topics pursued in for a such as the OECD and the G-7." He retired from Foreign affairs in 2004. Adrian de Hoog was Canada's Consul-General in Berlin when the Berlin wall came down. Berlin in the early 1990s provides the backdrop for his first novel, The Berlin Assignment published by Breakwater Books.
To read more about Adrian's current activities see his web page at http://www.theberlinassignment.com/