David Biette, Wilson Center

Canada Institute Director Washington, District of Columbia david.biette@wilsoncenter.org Office: (202) 691-4133

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The Canada Institute works to increase awareness and knowledge about Canada and U.S.-Canadian relations among U.S. policymakers and opinion leaders; it focuses on energy and environment, trade, and border issues.

From 1992 to 2001, Biette was executive director of the Association for Can...


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Bio/Research

The Canada Institute works to increase awareness and knowledge about Canada and U.S.-Canadian relations among U.S. policymakers and opinion leaders; it focuses on energy and environment, trade, and border issues.

From 1992 to 2001, Biette was executive director of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States; he served as a political-economic officer at the Canadian Consulate General in New York City from 1986 to 1992, where he was a policy analyst for energy, environment, political, native affairs, and transportation portfolios.

Biette is the co-editor of the fourth edition of Canada and the United States: Differences that Count (to be published later this year); co-author of “Buy American or Buy Canadian?: Public Procurement Politics and Policy under International Frameworks,” in How Ottawa Spends 2010; he has also the author of policy briefs and op-eds, and has appeared in U.S. and Canadian media.

He has an M.A. in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, a B.A. from Bowdoin College in Maine, and a Diplôme de Hautes Études de Lettres et Civilisation, from the Centre international d'études françaises (Université de Nice).


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