E15 Experts are leading thinkers and practitioners from developed and developing countries reflecting a wide range of perspectives on trade and sustainable development. The experts’ participation in any E15 activity is on a personal basis and does not represent an official commitment of the organisations they are affiliated with.


Debra Steger

Professor at University of Ottawa

CIGI senior fellow and Professor, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law; Founder and Leader, EDGE Network Global Economic Governance Projects. Teaches and researches in the areas of international trade and investment, governance of international organizations and dispute settlement. Former: Senior Negotiator for Canada during the Uruguay Round; Founding Director and first Chief Legal Adviser, World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body; General Counsel to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal during the implementation of the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement (CUSFTA), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization. Author and editor of many books. LL.M., University of Michigan.