Nikita (Nik) Nanos, public policy scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; research associate professor, State University of New York (Buffalo); editorial advisory board, Journal of Professional Communications, McMaster University Canada; contributor, Bloomberg News and Huffington Post; commentator, CBC-TV “Power and Politics”; chair of Nanos Research (a market and public opinion research organization); former publisher of the Canadian Journal of Marketing Research; former national president of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (the governing body for market and public opinion research in Canada)

The primary focus of Nanos’ research with the Canada Institute of the Wilson Center relates to the “Intersection of Public Policy and Politics on U.S.-Canada Energy Issues.” Nanos will be in residence at the Wilson Center from January 2013 to May 2013.

Nanos has been a research associate professor at the University at Buffalo since 2008, where he has been conducting a longitudinal bi-national study on Canada-U.S. border, security, and economic issues.

He is a regular contributor and conducts public opinion research for Policy Options, the official magazine of the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP). Nanos has also presented his research on a wide variety of topics such as water policy, trade policy, and perceptions of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms for conferences hosted by the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. During the last federal election in Canada, he was the official pollster for The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper, and CTV News. He has among the most respected election research track records in Canada.

He is a fellow of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association and a graduate of Queen’s University in Canada with degrees in history and politics as well as a Master of Business Administration.

Project Summary

The research study will examine US and Canadian public opinion perspectives and include key informant interviews with legislators, policy experts and advocacy interests.

Previous Terms

Public Policy Scholar, January-May, 2013