Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Guy Stanley -- The European Union and the North American Free Trade Association: A Tale of Two Integrations

Thursday, February 9, 2012

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Hope Club Reservation required, email PCFRemail@gmail.com

THE PROVIDENCE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
Established 1928

On February 9, Montréal-based international economist Guy Stanley will speak to the Providence Committee on Foreign Relations on “The European Union and the North American Free Trade Association: A Tale of Two Integrations.” During the “Tequila Crisis” of 1994, following the sudden devaluation of the Mexican peso, and in subsequent periods of economic turbulence, it was common to hear about the virtues of the state-based approach to economic integration taken by the E.U. Now, in the day of the PIIGS, the strengths of Nafta, based in the corporate and non-state economy, are becoming more evident. 

Guy Stanley is the principal of Guy Stanley Associates, a Montréal-based strategic and international consulting firm. For 40 years, Dr. Stanley has combined consulting and academics, from international relations and trade policy to competitiveness, innovation and foresight. His latest academic assignment was as an associate professor at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, on a project for integrating engineering and technology innovation into a management program to be offered conjointly by L’École des Hautes Études Commerciales and L’Ecole Polytechnique. 

Prior to taking up this post in November 2009, Dr. Stanley was the lead innovation researcher in the technology and innovation unit at The Conference Board of Canada. He also served as director of the international MBA program at the University of Ottawa, a bilingual management program that attracted students from Europe, Asia and Latin America and prepared them for careers in international business.
He is the author or co-author of five business books, editor in chief of two major federal government task force reports on the national economy and new technologies and many articles in scholarly and professional journals. 

For more than 15 years, Dr. Stanley also taught at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, where he introduced a graduate course on national innovation systems and multinational companies. He also taught the trade policy course in the Faculty of Economics. 

He is a graduate of the University of Victoria (B.A.) and the London School of Economics (M.A., PhD.) He lives in Beaconsfield, Québec, with his wife, Yvette. He has three children. 

We will meet at the Hope Club at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, and the cost will be $40.00. Please e-mail (preferred) your reservation to Mr. Robert Sloan, Secretary of the PCFR, at PCFRemail@gmail.com, or, in case of need, call the undersigned at (401) 277-7436. Please make your reservations as early as possible but no later than Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2012.