The Wilson Center's Canada Institute is delighted to announce a stellar group of new Global Fellows. Fellows are chosen based on their record of achievement in their field, which includes public service, journalism, business, academia, and civil society.

The Global Fellows will contribute and improve the ongoing work of the Canada Institute and serve as integral members of the Wilson Center community. Fellowship appointments are typically based on a two-year term.  

Laura Dawson, Director of the Canada Institute says, “Our new fellows are an exemplary group of Canadians who’ve already made tremendous contributions to the Canada-U.S. relationship. I could not be more excited to partner with this distinguished group to promote deeper understanding of the critical bilateral issues facing Prime Minister Trudeau and President Trump.”

Canada Institute Global Fellow Appointments for 2017-2019


Rona Ambrose, former Interim Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and former Leader of the Official Opposition in the House Commons. Ambrose has held numerous high level Canadian cabinet positions, including the Minister of  Environment, Minister for the Status of Woman, and Minister of Labour. Rona will be leading a series of Canada Institute Trade and Competiveness Roundtables this fall both in Washington, D.C. and across Canada.

Robert Carberry, Former Assistant Secretary Privy Council Office and Treasury Board Secretariat Lead on the Canada-U.S. Regulatory Cooperation Council. Robert is the founder of Carberry Insights and Associates. He has a wealth of cross border regulatory knowledge and we look forward to his contributions.  

Andrew Cohen, Associate Professor of Journalism, Carleton University. Andrew is an award winning Canadian journalist and bestselling author, he was also a Wilson Center Scholar in residence last fall. We are delighted that he will continue on as a Global Fellow.

Robert Johnston, CEO of Eurasia Group. Robert ("RJ") Johnston became chief executive officer in 2013 after seven years as head of the firm’s Global Energy and Natural Resources Strategy. His publications have appeared in the World Economic Forum, the World Energy Council, and the National Petroleum Council. 

Paul Yeung, Manager, Regulatory and Government Affairs, PMI Canada. Previously Paul worked in Government Relations for the Royal Bank of Canada, as a Senior Policy Advisor to Ontario’s Ministry of Finance, and as part of the World Bank’s external affairs group. Paul was the lead organizer for a recent Canada Institute event in Toronto featuring Wilson Center Scholars on the prospects for US financial sector reform and the possible implications for Canada. 

These incoming Global Fellows join continuing fellows Kathryn Friedman, Eric Miller and Nik Nanos.