Hot Topic: Three Amigos Summit

Prime Minister Trudeau will join his North American counterparts in Ottawa for a continental summit also called the Three Amigos meetings. Carleton experts are available to the media to discuss the summit’s possible outcomes and issues:

Laura Macdonald
Professor in the Department of Political Science and Co-director of the Centre on North American Politics and Society

613-520-2600, ext. 2771
Cell: 613-291-8636

Macdonald is an expert on democracy and social policy in Mexico. She has published numerous articles and edited collections on the role of non-governmental organizations in development, global civil society, citizenship struggles in Latin America, Canadian development assistance and the political impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on human rights and democracy in the three member states. Her current research projects concern social citizenship in North America and the impact of NAFTA on security, immigration and border control policies.

Elliot Tepper

Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs
and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Security and Defence Studies

Phone: 613-225-8076 or
Email: or

Tepper has worked with national and international organizations on a broad range of topics and has been engaged with media throughout his career. He can offer commentary on general topics of international relations, such as nuclear issues, the UN and great power politics; and geopolitical issues such as terrorism.

Ian Lee
Assistant Professor in the Sprott School of Business

Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 2375 or 613-222-7722

Lee has appeared multiple times before the House of Commons finance and Senate banking committees.  He has been in every Government of Canada budget lockup since 2008.   He attended pre-budget consultations with the Minister of Finance in 2009 and 2011.

He appears regularly on CBC’s Power and Politics in the On the Money segment with Jim Stanford.

He was employed in the financial services sector as a loan manager in consumer, mortgage and commercial credit for an American multinational and subsequently for the Bank of Montreal in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Fen Osler Hampson
Chancellor’s Professor

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 6660

Hampson is an international affairs expert who has written and commented widely on regional security issues, including recent developments in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 8718

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