Stephen Blank’s (BA, Dartmouth; MA, Cambridge; MA, PhD, Harvard) career has spanned the academic (University of Pittsburgh, Pace University, many visiting professorships), business (founding partner MultiNational Strategies Inc.) and not-for-profit (Ford Foundation, Conference Board) communities. Known for his work on North American integration, he serves as Senior Fellow and Special Advisor, Collaboratory on Energy Research and Policy, University of Ottawa.
Blank was a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow and a scholar in residence at the Villa Serbeloni in Italy, Claude Bissell Professor of US-Canada Relations at the University of Toronto, Fulbright Distinguished Professor at l'Université de Montréal, Ross Distinguished Visiting Professor at Western Washington University and Fulbright Chair of Governance and Public Administration at the University of Ottawa. He was Managing Director of the PanAm Partnership for Business Education and Co-Chair of the North American Transportation Competitiveness Research Council. Blank is the author or co-author of many books and articles. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he was awarded L’Ordre National du Quebec by the Government of Quebec.