Robert Wolfe is Professor in the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada, and an IISD Associate in the Trade and Investment Program. He was a foreign service officer for many years, serving abroad in Dhaka, Bangladesh and in the Canadian Delegation to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris. His Ottawa assignments included the International Economic Relations Division, the Uruguay Round negotiation team, and the G-7 Summit team.
After completing a doctorate in Political Studies, he joined Queen’s in 1995, where he teaches policy analysis and trade policy in the MPA program. He is a Director of the Queen's Annual Institute on Trade Policy, which offers training for mid-career professionals. Dr. Wolfe has published widely on trade policy and negotiations, and on international transparency mechanisms.