Bio

Eric Miller is Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Canada Institute. He focuses on North America, trade, economic, and security issues.

Mr. Miller also is President of Rideau Potomac Strategy Group, a cross-border consultancy that advises clients on government affairs, trade issues, technology challenges and geopolitical developments.

He previously served as Vice President of Policy, North America and Cybersecurity at the Business Council of Canada, which represents the CEOs of the 150 largest companies in Canada. He was also responsible for leading its work in the United States and Latin America and on border/supply chain issues, transportation policy, and anti-corruption rules. He led the Council’s policy work on cybersecurity, technology and telecom issues.

Before joining the Council in 2013, Mr. Miller represented Industry Canada at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC. He was responsible for advising senior Canadian officials on U.S. economic, political, and technology issues. He served as a member of the Canadian negotiating teams that designed Canada’s 2009 investments in the restructuring of the Chrysler and General Motors and the 2011 Canada-U.S. Beyond the Border Action Plan.

Mr. Miller has extensive international experience, having advised 40 governments in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia-Pacific on trade and economic policies. He worked for 8 years in the Integration and Trade Division of the Inter-American Development Bank and served as a USAID Chief of Party in Panama. Mr. Miller has testified before the U.S. Congress and the Canadian Parliament.

Separately, Mr. Miller is Chair of the Cybersecurity Advisory Board of Ridge Canada Cyber Solutions Inc., a leading provider of cyber insurance solutions and cyber advisory services. He also serves on a number of advisory boards, including the Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange.

Mr. Miller holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Carleton University, a Graduate Diploma from the Bologna Center of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a Bachelor’s Degree (Honors) from Saint Mary’s University. He is fluent in Spanish and French.

Project Summary

The three countries of North America can lead the world economically for decades to come if they take steps to enhance their competitiveness. The project will focus on what concrete steps Canada, the United States and Mexico need to take collectively and individually to safeguard their future prosperity and enhance their global economic leadership.

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