Meredith Lilly is associate professor and Simon Reisman Chair in International Economic Policy at Carleton University, and associate director of the M.A. program at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. She is a national award-winning researcher with extensive experience in public policy development and executive branch decision making. She previously served as foreign affairs and international trade advisor to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and, within the Prime Minister’s Office, oversaw Canada’s free-trade negotiations with the European Union, South Korea and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. She attended incoming and outgoing visits by the prime minister with foreign leaders, including summits of the Group of Seven, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation and North American leaders. Her research is focused on North American trade relations, Canada’s trade diversification strategy and economic sanctions. She is a member of the deputy minister’s Advisory Committee on International Trade, an advisory board member of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and a Canadian delegate to the North American Forum. She meets regularly with foreign and domestic governments and is a frequent media commentator on Canadian trade strategy.