Dr. Laura MacDonald, Carleton University

Dr. Laura MacDonald is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University. She has published numerous articles in journals and edited collections on such issues as the role of non-governmental organizations in development, global civil society, citizenship struggles in Latin America, Canadian development assistance, and the political impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Professor Macdonald is also a regular media commentator on issues related to Latin American and North American political economy, and is a member of the McLeod Group, a group of academics and development professionals working to advance Canadian policy and action in international cooperation and foreign affairs. 

Laura participated in Panel 5.