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Meredith Lilly

Associate Director, MA Program

Phone:613-520-2600 x 1387
Office:5312 Richcraft Hall

Meredith Lilly is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the MA program at Carleton University where she holds the Simon Reisman Chair in International Affairs focused on trade policy. She is also Associate Director of the MA Program at NPSIA.

Dr. Lilly 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 oversaw within the Prime Minister’s Office the conclusion of Canada’s free-trade negotiations with the European Union, South  Korea, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership among other files. Her current research is focused on Canada-US trade relations, international labour mobility, and economic sanctions. She is also a frequent media commentator on North American trade relations and the US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA).


Free-trade negotiations; international trade policy; labour economics and labour mobility; economic sanctions