Experts Available: Prime Minister Trudeau to Meet President Trump

As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump meet today in Washington, D.C., Carleton experts are available to comment:

Ian Lee
Associate Professor, Sprott School of Business

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 2375

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.

Lee is available to discuss the meeting as it pertains to issues of trade, NAFTA, taxation and economics.


Elliot Tepper
Distinguished Senior Fellow, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Security and Defence Studies

Phone: 613-225-8076 or 613-852-4262

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 international relations, nuclear issues, the United Nations and terrorism.


Meredith Lilly
Associate Professor and Simon Reisman Chair in International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 1387

Lilly is an award-winning researcher and public policy expert. She served as Foreign Affairs and International Trade adviser to Canada’s prime minister from 2013 to 2015.  She has extensive experience in free-trade negotiations and international trade, public policy development, executive branch decision making, international security matters and Canada-U.S. relations.


David Carment
Professor of International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 6662

Carment is a NATO Fellow and is listed in Who’s Who in International Affairs. He serves as the principal investigator for the Country Indicators for Foreign Policy project (CIFP). He is the editor of Canadian Foreign Policy Journal and is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.

He has served as the director of Carleton’s former Centre for Security and Defence Studies (now part of the Centre for Security, Intelligence and Defence Studies). He has received SSHRC fellowships and research awards, Carleton’s Research Achievement Award and a Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award. He has held fellowships at the Kennedy School, Harvard and the Hoover Institution, Stanford. He currently heads a team of researchers that evaluates policy effectiveness in failed and fragile states.


Fen Hampson
Chancellor’s Professor and Professor of International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 6660

Hampson is a Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Global Security and Politics program at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Hampson is an international affairs expert and has expertise in Canadian foreign policy and global governance, international organization, international negotiation and conflict resolution and analysis.


Dane Rowlands
Director, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and Associate Director, Infrastructure Protection and International Security Program

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 8884

Rowlands has been teaching at NPSIA since 1994. His primary research interests are in international debt, multilateral financial institutions, official development assistance and the international aspects of economic development. He also conducts research on international migration, peacekeeping and conflict and development. He has recently been teaching courses in international finance and conflict economics.

Rowlands is available to comment on the meeting as it pertains to economic matters.


Media Contact

Elizabeth Murphy
Communications Assistant
Carleton University
(613) 520-2600, ext. 8834

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