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Dr. Stephen Blank
Senior Research Associate, North American Center for Transborder Studies, ASU

He holds a BA from Dartmouth College, MA from Cambridge University and MA and PhD from Harvard and taught in universities for more than 40 years. He held full time positions in the University of Pittsburgh’s Political Science Department (1967‐74) and Pace University’s Lubin School of Business (1986‐2006). He has been a visiting professor at Yale’s School of Organization and Management, the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth (Visiting Professor 1981‐89), the University of Toronto (Claude Bissell Visiting Professor of US‐Canada Relations), Dalhousie University, the University of British Columbia, the International University of Japan, Columbia University’s School of Public and International Affairs and HEC‐Montreal.

Stephen Blank directed the Council for European Studies (a Ford Foundation‐funded inter‐university consortium) from 1968 to 1974, and headed a division on research on multinational corporations at The Conference Board from 1975 to 1979.

In 1978, he was a founding partner of Multinational Strategies, Inc, an international management consultancy and in 1985, of Stephen Blank Associates. Blank continues to consult on international business issues, most recently with Kansas City, Missouri’s Office of International Affairs and Trade on the city’s North American trade strategy.

He has written widely on Canada and North American developments and appears frequently on Canadian radio and television and as speaker at conferences and meetings. He has toured Canada for the United States Information Serviceʹs American Participant Program. From 1991 to 1998, he headed Canadian Programs at the Americas Society‐Council of the Americas. He served as Managing Director of the PanAmerican Partnership for Business Education, an alliance of four North American business schools, in 1997‐2004. Stephen Blank is the author or co‐author of eleven books and many articles.

Blank was a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow and scholar in residence at the Villa Serbeloni, the Rockefeller Foundation’s study center in Bellagio, Italy. In 2004‐05, he was a Fulbright Distinguished Professor associated with the Chair of United States Economic and Political Studies in the Unversity of Montreal’s Centre for International Study and Research.

Dr Blank is Senior Research Fellow, North American Center for Transborder Studies at Arizona State University and Adjunct Research Scholar, Center for Energy, Marine Transport and Public Policy at Columbia University. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York and the Professional Advisory Council ofthe G8 Research Group. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2002, Dr. Blank was awarded L’Ordre National du Quebec by the Government of Quebec.

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