Eugene Lang has three decades of experience in public policy making and implementation, government affairs strategy and advocacy.
An Assistant Professor at the School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University–where he teaches policy analysis, public administration and public finance in the Masters of Public Administration (MPA) and the mid-career Professional MPA programs–Eugene previously served for twelve years in the federal government. His positions included Chief of Staff to two Ministers of National Defence; Chief of Staff to the Secretary of State (Finance); Senior Economist, Finance Canada; Senior Policy Advisor (Economic) to the Deputy Prime Minister; and Policy Advisor to the Solicitor General of Canada.
Eugene has also worked for fifteen years in the private sector, first in Government and Regulatory Affairs at Bell Canada Enterprises, and subsequently as a consultant to corporations and industry associations in numerous sectors, advising and advocating on a wide range of legislative, budgetary, policy and regulatory issues.
A best-selling and award–winning author, Eugene won the Writer’s Trust Cohen Award for Political Writing and was short-listed for the Donner Prize for the Best Book on Canadian Public Policy. He has published hundreds of articles on economic and fiscal policy, Canadian politics, national security and international affairs in numerous Canadian and foreign publications, including all of Canada’s major newspapers. Eugene also appears frequently as a commentator on radio and television.
A Fellow of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, he was previously BMO Visiting Fellow, Glendon School of Public and International Affairs, Glendon College, York University, and Visiting Fellow, Munk School of International Studies, University of Toronto.
Educated at the University of Western Ontario, Queen’s University and the London School of Economics, where he studied as a Chevening Scholar, Eugene lives in Ottawa where he is active in the community and sits on local boards.