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Members:   Investigators:   Sylvia Ostry

EnviReform: Strengthening Canada's Environmental Community through International Regime Reform:
Exploring Social Cohesion in a Globalizing Era

Dr. Sylvia Ostry is Distinguished Research Fellow, Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto. She has a Ph.D. in economics from McGill University and Cambridge. After teaching and research at a number of Canadian universities and at the University of Oxford Institute of Statistics she joined the Federal Government in 1964. Among the posts she held were Deputy Minister of International Trade, Ambassador for Multilateral Trade Negotiations and the Prime Minister's Personal Representative for the Economic Summit. From 1979 to 1983 she was Head of the Economics and Statistics Department of the OECD in Paris. She has received 18 honorary degrees from universities in Canada and abroad and, in 1987, received the Outstanding Achievement Award of the Government of Canada. In December, 1990 she was made a Companion of the Order of Canada, the highest award in the Canadian national system of honours. In 1991 she was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Her most recent publications include "Convergence and sovereignty: policy scope for compromise?", Coping with Globalization, Aseem Prakash and Jeffrey A. Hart (eds.), (New York: Routledge, 2000); "Regional versus Multilateral Trade Strategies", ISUMA: Canadian Journal of Policy Research, (2000 1(1)); "Making Sense of It All: A Post-Mortem on the Meaning of Seattle", Seattle, the WTO, and the Future of the Multilateral Trading System, Roger B. Porter and Pierre Sauvé (eds.), (Cambridge: Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 2000); "The Multilateral Trading System", Oxford Handbook of International Business, Preliminary Draft, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming); "The Uruguay Round North-South Grand Bargain: Implications for Future Negotiations", The Political Economy of International Trade Law, (University of Minnesota, 2000); "Regional Dominos and the WTO: Building Blocks or Boomerang?", Building a Partnership, The Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement, Mordechai Kreinin (ed.), (Lansing: Michigan State University Press; Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2000); "Business, Trade and the Environment", The Second Environment Summit Confederation of Indian Industry, (New Delhi, 2000); "Intellectual Property Protection in the World Trade Organization: Major Issues in the Millenium Round", Competitive Strategies for the Protection of Intellectual Property, Owen Lippert (ed.), (Vancouver: Fraser Institute, 1999); "The Future of the World Trade Organization", Brookings Trade Forum: 1999, Susan M. Collins and Robert Z. Lawrence (eds.), (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 1999); and The Post-Cold War Trading System: Who's on First? (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997). She is a co-investigator in "Strengthening Canada's Environmental Community through International Regime Reform" (the EnviReform project) at the University of Toronto.

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