Do Politicians Make Good Diplomats? (VIDEO)

On this week's episode of "Conversations with Nicholas Kralev," meet the Canadian ambassador to the United States, Gary Doer, a longtime politician who was most recently premier of the province of Manitoba.

Doer, in Washington since 2009, talks about Ottawa's diplomatic priorities, the role of domestic politics in international diplomacy, and the impact of the recent government shutdown in Washington on the U.S. image abroad.

Watch the full episode