Professor Hart first joined the faculty at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton in 1989 as a visiting professor on loan from the federal government. He retained his association with the school as an adjunct professor upon his return to government in 1990 but returned in 1995 as a member of the faculty. He was named Reisman Professor in 2000. He is the founding director of the Center for Trade Policy and Law at Carleton, which is devoted to research and teaching in trade policy. In addition to Hart's prolific academic writing, as a former official in Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade he provided strategic advice in the Canada-U.S. free trade negotiations, the North American free trade negotiations, and various GATT, textile, commodity, and air transport negotiations.
The goal of this project is to prepare a book-length study of the ways in which the two societies relate to one another and are coping with the impacts of integration and interdependence.
- From Pride to Influence: Towards a New Canadian Foreign Policy. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2008.