2010: Sylvia Ostry, PH.D

Dr. Sylvia OstrySylvia Ostry, Ph.D., is the Distinguished Research Fellow, Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto. She has a doctorate in economics from McGill University and Cambridge University.

Dr. Ostry has held a number of positions in the Canadian Federal Government, among them, Chief Statistician, Deputy Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs, Chairman of the Economic Council of Canada, 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 19 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 June, 1991 she was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

She is a member of the Inter-American Dialogue; member of the Advisory Board, Institute of International Economics, Washington; of the Group of Thirty, Washington; of the Academic Advisory Council of the Deputy Minister for International Trade, and a founding member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.

Her most recent publications include “Sustainable Development and Energy Security: The WTO and the Energy Charter Treaty,” in Making Global Economic Governance Effective: Hard and Soft Law Institutions in a Crowded World. John J. Kirton, Marina Larionova and Paolo Savona [Eds]. Ashgate Publishing, 2009; “The World Trade Organization: System Under Stress,” in Unsettled Legitimacy: Political Community, Power, and Authority in a Global Era. Steve Bernstein and William Coleman [Eds.]. University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, 2008; and “The WTO and Global Governance,” in WTO and Global Governance: Future Directions. Gary Sampson [ed.], United Nations University Press, Tokyo, 2008.

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