Gerald Wright is currently Senior Fellow of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs of Carleton University
Gerald Wright received a PhD degree from the School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University. From 1972 to 1987 he was vice-president of the Donner Canadian Foundation. From 1987 to 2002 he served in the Government of Canada, including periods as special advisor to the Secretary of State for External Affairs and senior policy advisor to the Minister for International Trade.
He has twice (1978-1979 and 2012-2013) been a visiting professor of Canadian Studies in Japan and in 1985-1986 he was study director of the Special Joint Committee of the Senate and the House of Commons on Canada’s International Relations.
He was Skelton-Clark Fellow of Queen’s University in 2001-2002.
He has been president of the Atlantic Council of Canada, vice-chairman of the Atlantic Treaty Association, president of the National Capital Branch of the Canadian International Council and a member of the Board of the Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security.