Donald Abelson is Professor, Department of Political Science, Director of the Canada-US Institute and Director, Centre for American Studies, at The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario.
He is the author of several books including : Do Think Tanks Matter ? Assessing the Impact of Public Policy Institutes : Second Edition (2009) which has been translated into both Arabic and Simplified Chinese and A Capitol Idea : Think Tanks and U.S. Foreign Policy (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006).
His work has also appeared in over three dozen edited collections and academic journals, including : Global Society, Presidential Studies Quarterly, The Canadian Journal of Political Science and Canadian Public Administration. He is currently writing a book on the tensions that have fractured the relationship between three think tanks in the United States and the universities where they were or are affiliated.
In addition to his research and teaching interests in American Politics and US foreign policy, Dr. Abelson has served as a consultant for several governmental and non-governmental organizations in North America, Europe and the Middle East. He is also a regular commentator on various national and international media outlets where he discusses current developments in American Politics and Canada-US relations.
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