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 (NAFTA), and represented Canada at the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). 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 in Canada." 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.