Madelaine Drohan
Madelaine Drohan
Senior fellow

FSS 6055
613-562-5800 ext. 4904


Madelaine Drohan is an award-winning author and journalist who has covered business and politics in Canada, Europe and Africa. She was the Canada correspondent for The Economist magazine between 2006 and 2020. Her book, Making a Killing: How and why corporations use armed force to do business, won the Ottawa Book Award and was short-listed for the National Business Book of the Year Award in 2004. She has held research fellowships with the Public Policy Forum (2015-2016), the Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership (2004-2005) and the Reuters Foundation at Oxford University (1998-1999) and has written a series of reports on Canadian public policy. She is a former director of The North-South Institute, Partnership Africa Canada and Transparency International Canada. She was the first woman to win the Hyman Solomon Award for Excellence in Public Policy Journalism in 2001. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto and a Master of Arts (History) from the University of Ottawa. She is currently writing a book on Benjamin Franklin’s relationship with Canada.


  • Canadian public policy
  • Businness and Politics in Canada, Europe and Africa

Publications (sélection)

  • "Does Serious Journalism Have a Future in Canada?", Public policy Forum, 2016
  • "The 9 Habits of Highly Successful Ressource Economies: Lessons for Canada", Canadian International Council, 2012
  • "Making a Killing: How and why corporations us armed force to do business", Random house, 2003