Debra Steger is a professor (ret.) at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, where she specializes in the areas of international trade and investment, dispute settlement and governance of international organizations. The first director and chief legal adviser to the World Trade Organization Appellate Body from 1995 to 2001, she is also the founder and leader of the EDGE Network global economic governance projects.
Thomas A. Bernes is a CIGI Distinguished Fellow. After a distinguished career in the Canadian public service and at leading international economic institutions, Tom was CIGI’s executive director from 2009 to 2012. He has held high-level positions at the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Government of Canada. He became a distinguished fellow in 2012.