John James Kirton
John Kirton is an Associate Professor of Political Science, a Fellow of Trinity College, Director of the G8 Research Group, and a Research Associate of the Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto, where he leads a team of nine scholars and seven social partners on a project on "Strengthening Canada's Environmental Community through International Regime Reform (EnviReform)" He received his Ph. D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, his M. A. from Carleton University, and his B. A. from the University of Toronto, graduating with a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship.
He is the co-author of Environmental Regulations and Corporate Strategy: A NAFTA
Perspective (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999), Assessing the Environmental Effects of the
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): Final Analytic Framework and
Methodological Issues and Empirical Background, (Montreal: Commission for Environmental
Co-operation, 1999), NAFTA's Institutions: The Environmental Potential and Performance of
the NAFTA Free Trade Commission and Related Bodies. (Montreal: Commission for
Environmental Cooperation, 1997) and Building a Framework for Assessing NAFTA Effects,
(1996). His 14 books include Trade and Environment: Economic, Legal and Policy Perspectives,
(Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Pub., 1998), The Halifax Summit, Sustainable Development,
and International Institutional Reform, (Ottawa: National Round Table on the Environment and
the Economy, 1995), Trade, Environment and Competitiveness: Sustaining Canada's Prosperity,
(Ottawa: National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, 1992, 1993), and The
International Joint Commission Seventy Years On (Toronto: Centre for International Studies,
University of Toronto, 1981). He has also dealt with trade and environment issues as co-editor of
Guiding Global Order: G8 Governance in the Twenty-First Century, (in press), Shaping a New
International Financial System: Challenges of Governance in a Globalizing World, (Aldershot,
UK: Ashgate, 2000), The G8's Role in the New Millennium, (Aldershot, UK; Brookfield, VT:
Ashgate, 1999), and The North Pacific Triangle: United States, Japan and Canada at Century's
End, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998).
His recent publications on trade-environment issues include: "Trade's Benefits and
Costs for the United States and Foreign Environmental Quality," in Alan V. Deardorff & Robert
M. Stern, eds. Social Dimensions of U.S. Trade Policies, (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan
Press, 2000); "NAFTA, Environmental Regulations and International Business Strategies,"
Global Focus (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1999); "The Dynamics of Transboundary
Environmental Agreements in North America: Discussion of Preliminary Findings," in Richard
Kiy & John D. Wirth, eds., Cooperation and Conflict, (Santa Fe: North American Institute,
1998); "Regional Environmental Impacts of NAFTA on the Automotive Sector," Canadian
Journal of Regional Science (1998); "Multinational Enterprise Strategy and the NAFTA Trade
and Environment Regime," Journal of World Business (1998); "The Impact of Environmental
Regulations on the North American Auto Industry Since NAFTA," in The North American Auto
industry Under NAFTA (Washington, DC: CSIS Press, 1998), "The Commission for
Environmental Co-operation and Canada-US Environmental Governance in the NAFTA Era,"
American Review of Canadian Studies (1997); "Canadian Corporate Strategy in a North
American Region," American Review of Canadian Studies (1997), and "NAFTA, Environmental
Regulations and Canadian Competitiveness," Journal of World Trade (1997).
Following graduate studies at Oxford (as a Rhodes scholar) and the Sorbonne (as a Ford
Foundation foreign area scholar), I have been teaching political economy at the University of
Toronto. There my first research focus, the Soviet model of development, resulted in two books,
L'analyse soviétique des problèmes indiens du sous-développement, 1955-64 (Paris: Mouton,
1971) and, thanks to a fellowship at Columbia University's Research Institute on Communist
Affairs, The Soviet Theory of Development: India and the Third World in Marxist-Leninist
Scholarship (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1978 and The Macmillan Press, 1979). While
finishing this work, I became increasingly involved in the study of my own country's politics at
the level of foreign policy -- An Independent Foreign Policy for Canada? (Toronto: McClelland
& Stewart, 1968); federal party politics -- numerous studies of the Liberal Party in federal
elections; and municipal politics -- City Lib: Parties and Reform (Toronto: Hakkert, 1972).
At the same time I developed an interest in the political economy of Canada's relationship with
the United States, writing Canada and the Reagan Challenge: Crisis and Adjustment 1981-85
(Canadian Institute for Economic Policy, 1982; 2nd ed. Toronto: Lorimer, 1985) which won the
John Porter prize.
Following Pierre Trudeau's retirement as prime minister in 1984, I spent a decade co-authoring
with my wife, Christina McCall, Trudeau and Our Times. Volume 1: The Magnificent Obsession
(Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1990) which was awarded the 1990 Governor General's prize
for non-fiction and translated as Trudeau: l'homme, l'utopie, l'histoire (Montréal: Les Editions
Boréal, 1990) and Trudeau and Our Times. Volume 2: The Heroic Delusion (Toronto:
McClelland & Stewart, 1994) which was granted the John W. Dafoe prize and translated as
Trudeau: l'illusion héroîque (Montréal: Boréal, 1995).
Professor Harriet Friedmann is Professor and Associate Chair of
Department of Sociology and Fellow of the Centre for
at the University of Toronto. She lectures and publishes widely
European and Canadian journals on issues related to food and
Professor Friedmann¹s research includes international regulation
of food and
agriculture, family and corporate enterprises in the agro-food
sector of the
world economy, patterns of international trade and farm
persistence and change in diets and cuisines, and agroecology.
Friedmann received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1977.
Friedmann is co-investigator in "Strengthening Canada¹s
Community through International Regime Reform" (the EnviReform
the University of Toronto.
Professor Virginia Maclaren's is Associate Professor in the
Department of Geography and Program in Planning at the University of Toronto.
She has participated in a number of different indicator projects in Canada over
the past five years. She is currently leading a University of Toronto team that
is part of a tri-university consortium providing research support to Vital
Signs, a community-based indicator project for Toronto. Professor Maclaren
recently spoke in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and Chengdu, China, about Hamilton-Wentworth’s
experience in governance around sustainability, Vital Sign’s indicators program
and the development of the local agenda VISION 2020. Her research interests
include waste management, sustainable urban development, environmental
assessment and South East Asia. Professor Maclaren received her B.A. from
Bishop’s University, her M.Pl. in Regional Planning from the University of
Ottawa and her Ph.D. in Regional Science from Cornell University. Professor
Maclaren is a co-investigator in “Strengthening Canada’s Environmental
Community through International Regime Reform” (the EnviReform project) at the
University of Toronto.
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.
Louis W. Pauly
Louis W. Pauly is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for
International Studies at the University of Toronto. A graduate of Cornell University, the London
School of Economics, New York University, and Fordham University, he held management
positions in the Royal Bank of Canada and served on the staff of the International Monetary
Fund. His publications include Democracy beyond the State? The European Dilemma and the
Emerging Global Order (co-editor and co-author, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000),
The Myth of the Global Corporation (editor and co-author, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1998), Who Elected the Bankers? Surveillance and Control in the World Economy (Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press, 1997), Choosing to Co-operate: How States Avoid Loss (co-editor and co-author, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993), Opening Financial Markets: Banking Politics on the Pacific Rim (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1988), and forty journal articles and book chapters. A current research project focuses on the political and social underpinnings of international economic organizations. Another explores corporate restructuring in high-technology industries in East Asia. He is a co-investigator in "Strengthening Canada's Environmental Community through International Regime Reform" (the EnviReform project) at the University of Toronto.
Professor Chris Tollefson
Professor Chris Tollefson is Associate Professor at the Faculty of
Law of the University of Victoria. He is the founder and Executive
Director of the University of Victoria's Environmental Law Centre, home
of the only clinical program in public interest environmental law in Canada.
He has served on the board of the Sierra Legal Defence Fund since 1993,
and has been its chair since 1998. He is also a Fellow of Leadership for
Environment and Development (LEAD). The Sierra Legal Defence Fund and LEAD
are partner institutions of the "Strengthening Canada's Environmental Community
through International Regime Reform" (the EnviReform project) at the University
of Toronto. Professor Tollefson's recent publications include The
Wealth of Forests: Markets, Regulation and Sustainable Forestry (Vancouver:
University of British Columbia Press, 1998) and cleanair.ca: a citizen's
action guide (Toronto: Sierra Legal Defence Fund, 2000). He is currently
working on a manuscript funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research
Council of Canada that considers the influence of eco-certification
on forest policy in British Columbia. He is a co-investigator in
the EnviReform project at the University of Toronto.
Michael J. Trebilcock
Michael J. Trebilcock, LL.B. (New Zealand) 1961, LL.M.(Adelaide) 1962, called to
the Bar of New Zealand in 1964 and the Bar of Ontario in 1975 is University Professor and
Professor of Law. Professor Trebilcock taught at the University of Adelaide, South Australia
until 1969 when he came to Canada as a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at McGill Law
School. He was appointed Associate Professor of Law at McGill in 1970 and joined the Faculty
of Law at the University of Toronto as a Professor of Law in 1972. He has served as National
Vice-President of the Consumers' Association of Canada, Chair of the Consumer Research
Council and Research Director of the Professional Organizations Committee for the Government
of Ontario. He was a Fellow in Law and Economics at the University of Chicago Law School in
1976, a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School in 1985, and a Global Law Professor at
New York University Law School in 1997 and 1999. From 1982 to 1986 he was a member of
the Research Council of the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research. In 1987 he was elected a
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and was appointed a University Professor in 1990. He
was honoured with a University of Toronto Teaching Award in 1986, and was awarded the Owen
Prize in 1989 by the Foundation for Legal Research for his book, The Common Law of Restraint
of Trade (Toronto: Carswell, 1986), which was chosen as the best law book in English published
in Canada in the previous two years. He has since authored The Limits of Freedom of Contract (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1993) and co-authored The Regulation of International Trade; Exploring the Domain of Accident Law: Taking the Facts Seriously 2nd ed. (London: Routledge, 1999); and The Making of the Mosaic: A History of Canadian Immigration Policy (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998). Professor Trebilcock specializes in Law and Economics, International Trade and Contract and Commercial Law. He serves as Director of the Law and Economics Programme and Director of the Centre for the Study of State and Market. In 1999, Professor Trebilcock was awarded the Canada Council Molson Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and received an Honorary Doctorate in Laws from McGill University. He is a co-investigator in "Strengthening Canada's Environmental Community through International Regime Reform" (the EnviReform project) at the University of Toronto.
Alan M. Rugman
Dr Alan M. Rugman is Thames Water Fellow in Strategic Management at Templeton College, University of Oxford, 1998-date. Previously he was Professor of International Business at the University of Toronto 1987-1998, Dalhousie University 1979-1987 and the University of Winnipeg 1970-1978. He has also been a visiting professor at Columbia Business School, London Business School, Harvard University, U.C.L.A., M.I.T., Warwick Business School and the University of Paris-La Sorbonne.
Dr. Rugman has published over 200 articles dealing with the economic, managerial
and strategic aspects of multinational enterprises and with trade and investment policy. These
have appeared in such leading refereed journals as:- The American Economic Review, Strategic
Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, California Management Review
and The World Economy. His thirty books include: The End of Globalization (New York:
Random House, 2000); Multinationals as Flagship Firms (co-author, Oxford: Oxford University
Press, 2000); International Business (co-author, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1985, 1995, 2000);
Environmental Regulations and Corporate Strategy (co-author, Oxford: Oxford University Press,
1999); Trade and the Environment (co-editor, Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA: Edward
Elgar Pub., 1998); The Theory of Multinational Enterprises Vol. I and Multinational Enterprises
and Trade Policy Vol. II (Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Pub., 1996);
Foreign Investment and North American Free Trade (ed.) (Columbia, SC: University of South
Carolina Press, 1994); Global Corporate Strategy and Trade Policy (co-author, London:
Routledge, 1990); Administered Protection in America (New York: Routledge, 1987); and Inside
the Multinationals (New York: Columbia University Press, 1981).
As a leading authority in international business, Dr Rugman served as Vice-President of the Academy of International Business in 1989-1990 and was elected a Fellow of the Academy in 1991. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, elected 1998. He has been identified as one of the five most cited scholars in International Business. He has lectured widely across North and South America, in Western Europe, Australia and in East Asia.
At Templeton College he teaches strategy on the AMP and on executive programmes for customized clients. For the Said Business School he teaches an MBA course in international business strategy. He has written for The Financial Times, Toronto's Globe and Mail and many magazines. His research on multinationals and free trade has been discussed in the New York Times, Business Week, Canadian Business and on the television and radio outlets of the BBC, CBC and numerous other media. He is a member of the TIME Canada Board of Economists.
Born in England in 1945, Dr Rugman became a Canadian citizen in 1973. He earned his B.A. in economics from Leeds University in 1966, M.Sc. in economic development from London University's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in 1967 and his Ph.D. in economics from Simon Fraser University in 1974. He was elected to an M.A.(Oxon) in 1998.
Dr Rugman served as an outside advisor on international competitiveness to two Canadian Prime Ministers over the 1986-1993 period. He was the only academic member of Canada's business International Trade Advisory Committee from 1986-1988 while the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement was being negotiated. Subsequently he served on the sectoral trade advisory committee for forest products from 1989 to 1993, as NAFTA was negotiated. He has been a consultant to major private sector companies, research institutes and government agencies. These include Exxon/Imperial Oil, Kodak, Royal Bank of Canada, Northern Telecom and other multinational enterprises. He has also been a consultant to international organizations such as the United Nations (UNCTAD), NAFTA's Commission on Environmental Co-operation, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the Commonwealth Secretariat.
He 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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Dr. Julie Soloway is an associate with Davies, Ward & Beck LLP,
practising both international trade law and competition law. She was called
to the Ontario Bar in 1995 and joined the firm in 2000. Prior to
joining the firm, Dr. Soloway worked as an international trade consultant
associated with the Centre for International Studies and subsequently with Charles
River Associates. She has advised clients on a variety of matters
pertaining to international trade and investment, international dispute
settlement under the North American Free Trade Association/World Trade
Organization and environmental regulation. Her clients included primarily
Canadian, foreign and international agencies. Dr. Soloway has authored or
co-authored numerous articles on the subject of international trade, investment and
environmental regulation and has spoken at several conferences on these
topics, and is co-author, with John Kirton and Alan Rugman, of Environmental
Regulations and Corporate Strategy: A NAFTA Perspective (Oxford University
Press, 1999). Dr. Soloway received her B.A. in Economics and LL.B. from the
University of Western Ontario and her LL.M. (cum laude) in International,
European and Comparative Law from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She holds
an S.J.D. (doctorate) in international trade law from the University of
Toronto. Dr. Soloway is a collaborator on "Strengthening Canada¹s
Environmental Community through International Regime Reform" (the EnviReform project) at
the University of Toronto.
Peter I. Hajnal
Peter I. Hajnal is Research Associate, Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto. He has been a member of the G7/G8 Research Group of the University since 1988 and has attended ten summits (1989-92,1994-98 and 2000). He retired from the University of Toronto Library in December 1997 as International Organizations and Government Information Specialist. His earlier work included ten years on the staff of the United Nations. He was the first recipient-in 1991-of the Academic Librarianship Award of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations; in 1997 he received the James Bennett Childs Award of the American Library Association for a lifetime, significant contribution to the field of documents librarianship.
He holds an M.S.(L.S.) honours degree from Columbia University. He has written four books, The G7/G8 System: Evolution, Role and Documentation (Aldershot,
Eng.; Brookfield, VT.; Singapore; Sydney: Ashgate, 1999), From G7 To G8: Evolution, Role
and Documentation of a Unique Institution (New York: Columbia International Affairs Online,
Columbia University Press, 1998. wwwc.cc.columbia.edu/sec/dlc/ciao/book/hajnal/index.html),
Guide to Unesco (Oceana, 1983), and Guide to United Nations Organization, Documentation and Publishing (Dobbs Ferry, New York: Oceana, 1978); and edited another four, including International Information: Documents, Publications and Electronic Information of International Governmental Organizations, 2nd ed. (Englewood, Co.: Libraries Unlimited, 1997) volume 2 forthcoming; The Seven-Power Summit: Documents from the Summits of Industrialized
Countries, 1975-1989 and Supplement: Documents from the 1990 Summit (Millwood, NY: Kraus International Publications, 1989 and 1991). He has also published more than two dozen articles, bibliographies (including a comprehensive G8 bibliography on the website of the G8 Research
Group and the University of Toronto Library G8 Information Centre, www.g7.utoronto.ca) and
contributions to books, and has presented papers at various conferences. His latest article,
co-authored with John Kirton, is "The Evolving Role and Agenda of The G7/G8: A North
American Perspective" (NIRA Review, Spring 2000); his most recent chapter contributed to a forthcoming book is "Partners or Adversaries? The G7/G8 Encounters Civil Society", based on a
paper prepared for the Academic Symposium
www.library.utoronto.ca/g7/scholar/hajnal20000720/), "G8 2000: New Directions in
Global Governance? G8 Okinawa Summit", Naha, Okinawa, Japan, 19-20 July 2000. He is
associate editor of the electronic journal G7 Governance and has also served on the editorial
boards of Government Information Quarterly, International Bibliography: Publications of
Intergovernmental Organizations, and the electronic journal Government Information in Canada.
He served as consultant for the United Nations in January 1997, conducting (with a colleague) an
evaluation of the Dag Hammarskjöld Library. His current projects include editing Volume 2 of
International Information and research for a book on international nongovernmental
organizations and civil society, emphasizing the information dimension. He is a
co-investigator in "Strengthening Canada's Environmental Community through International Regime Reform" (the EnviReform project) at the University of Toronto.