Laura Dawson is Director of the Canada Institute and a Munk Senior Fellow with the Macdonald-Laurier 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, TPP, 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.  Learn more by clicking here.




Strong Medicine: Can Free Trade Agreements Cure Canada’s Pharmaceutical Ills?, by   Stefania Bartucci  and Laura Dawson, June 13, 2013

Sustaining the Crude Economy Future prospects for Canada’s global energy competitiveness, by Laura Dawson and Stefania Bartucci, October 23, 2012


Managing the Canada-US Relationship From the Honeymoon to the Long-term, by Sean Speer and Laura Dawson, March 8, 2016

Potash and BlackBerries: Should Canada Treat All Foreign Direct Investment the Same?, by Laura Dawson, June 29, 2012