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Jan 29, 2013

Mr. George R.M. Anderson

January 29, 2013

Senior Mediation Expert, United Nations Mediation Support Unit

George R.M. Anderson is currently a Senior Fellow associated with the Center on Constitutional Transitions in the Faculty of Law at New York University. He was a civil servant in the Canadian government, with senior appointments in the Energy, Finance, Foreign Affairs and Finance departments before becoming Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs (1996-2002) and Natural Resources (2002-2005).

He was President of the Forum of Federations, an international NGO supported by nine countries, 2005-2011. He served as an expert member of the stand-by team of the Mediation Support Unit, United Nations in 2012-13 and continues to work with the UN on the constitutional transition in Yemen. He has worked or lectured in over 25 countries. Educated at Queen’s and Oxford and the École Nationale d’Administration in Paris. His accomplishments include: Fellow at Harvard’s Center for International Affairs (1992-93); Mentor, Trudeau Foundation, 2011; Author of Federalism: An Introduction (OUP 2008) and Fiscal Federalism: An Introduction (OUP 2010), which have been translated into 22 and 12 languages respectively; Editor of Oil and Gas in Federal Systems and Internal Markets and Multilevel Governance (both OUP 2012) and co-editor of Federal Rivers (Edward Elgar, 2013); Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees, Queen’s University; Member, Advisory Committee, Mowat Centre, University of Toronto.