Michael Hart

Michael Hart holds the Simon Reisman chair in trade policy at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa, where he teaches courses on the laws and institutions of international trade as well as Canadian foreign policy. Professor Hart spent the 2004-5 academic year in Washington, DC, working on a book on Canadian foreign policy and the United States, as the Fulbright-Woodrow Wilson Center Visiting Research Chair in Canada-US Relations. Concurrently, he was also a Scholar-in-Residence in the School of International Service and a Senior Fellow in the Center for North American Studies at American University in Washington. He is a former official in Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, where he specialized in trade policy and trade negotiations. He holds an MA from the University of Toronto and is the author, editor, or co-editor of more than a dozen books and numerous articles and chapters in books on international trade issues, including A Trading Nation, short-listed for the Donner Prize (Public Policy), the J.W. Dafoe Prize (History), the Donald V. Smiley Prize (Political Science), and Purvis Prize (Economics) in 2003 and Decision at Midnight, short-listed for the for the Gelber Prize and the Canadian Business Book.