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Laura Dawson

Director, Canada Institute
Canada Institute

Contact Information:
T 202/691-4082 // F 202/691-4001
Economics and Globalization
North America
United States
Former Senior Economic Analyst, U.S. Embassy, Ottawa, Canada

Laura Dawson is Director of the Canada Institute. Named one of Canada’s Top 100 foreign policy influencers by the Hill Times in 2014, Dawson is a speaker, writer, and thought leader on Canada-U.S., NAFTA and international trade issues. Previously, she served as senior advisor on economic affairs at the United States Embassy in Ottawa and taught international trade and Canada-U.S. relations at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. Dawson continues to serve as Emeritus Advisor at Dawson Strategic, which provides advice to business on cross-border trade, market access and regulatory issues. She is a Fellow at the Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute and serves on the board of the Council of the Great Lakes Region. Dawson holds a PhD in political science.

Major Publications

Previous Terms at the Wilson Center:
Public Policy Scholar, Sept-Dec, 2011 Project: "Strengthening North American Economic Competitiveness in a Post-NAFTA World"

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