Allen Z. Hertz

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About me

Gender MALE
Occupation historian
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Introduction Born in Montreal, I was senior advisor in Canada's Privy Council Office serving the Prime Minister and the federal cabinet. Earlier I was in the Foreign Affairs Department where I advised on intellectual property rights. I participated in treaty negotiations, including for the North American Free Trade Agreement, and represented Canada at the World Trade Organization and the World Intellectual Property Organization. I wrote the 1987 federal Green Paper on "Semiconductor Chip Protection in Canada" and was founding editor of "Computer Law: A Report for Business and the Professions." I taught history and law at universities in New York, Montreal, Toronto and Hong Kong. I graduated from McGill University with First Class Honours and the Minister of Education's Gold Medal in History. As a Woodrow Wilson Fellow I went to Columbia University where I received an M.A. and a Ph.D. in East European and Ottoman history. I also have international law degrees from Cambridge University and the University of Toronto.