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Gilbert R. Winham fonds
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Department of Political Science and Centre for Foreign Policy Studies records

Subseries contains correspondence and reports created and maintained by Gil Winham during his tenure as Director of the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies (1975-1982); correspondence regarding the Department of Philosophy; correspondence regarding the DFA during 1978 contract negotiations; Winham's annual faculty reports for 1980-2001; and Winham's curriculum vitae for 1967-1990.

Erie and Superior Community Project

Subseries contains records created and collected by Gil Winham during his work on the Erie and Superior Community Project, which analyzed the capacity of ten Ontario communities to manage water quality. This project was initiated by Gil Winham and P.A. Globensky, funded by the Government of Canada, and located at McMaster University, where Winham was teaching. Records types include correspondence; grant applications; research materials; a copy of the final report; and a subsequent analysis of the project data.

Gil Winham's manuscripts and conference records

Subseries comprises manuscripts of conference and seminar papers, testimony statements, and published and unpublished scholarly papers and reports. Records include related correspondence, agendas, notes, newspaper clippings, and other materials.

Gil Winham's PhD coursework and thesis

Subseries comprises Gil Winham's graduate school coursework, research notes and PhD thesis submitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Also included is the manuscript of his 1964 dissertation submitted for the Diploma in International Law in the University of Manchester.

Gil Winham's professional correspondence

Subseries comprises correspondence written and received by Gil Winham over the course of his professional life, which has been maintained as he kept it, chronologically and with copies of outgoing correspondence filed separately from letters received. Correspondence is also located in other series: e.g., editorial correspondence with manuscript and other publishing records.

Gil Winham's public service and consultancy records

Subseries comprises Gil Winham's records related to his public service work on domestic and international committees, projects and panels. These include papers from the International Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC); papers related to his work on the NAFTA Dispute Settlement Panel, 1988-1989; papers from his work on the Royal Commission on the Economy; papers from the Nova Scotia Adjustment Advisory Council, which he served as Chair; and papers from the Erie and Superior Communities Project.

Gil Winham's teaching records

Series contains course materials created by Gil Winham for classes taught at McMaster University; the Department of Political Science at Dalhousie University; and at the Schulich School of Law. These include courses in American foreign policy, theories of international relations, diplomacy and negotiation, and international trade law. Record types include lecture notes, syllabi, reading lists, examinations and correspondence.

Gilbert R. Winham fonds

  • MS-2-702
  • Fonds
  • 1961 - 2006
Fonds comprises records created or collected by Gil Winham in the course of his education, teaching, research, publication and consultancy activities. Record types include course materials; personal and professional correspondence; grant applications; research materials, reports and manuscripts; and committee minutes and notes.

Winham, Gilbert Rathbone

International Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC)

Subseries contains records created and collected by Gil Winham during his service on the International Trade Advisory Committee, to which he was appointed by the Federal Minister of International Trade during the years 1988-1994. He was Chairman of the Task Force on GATT Institutional Reform (1988-1989) and a Member of the Contact Group for the NAFTA Environmental Side Negotiation (1993-1994). Record types include correspondence, reports and meeting agendas and minutes.

International Trade and the Tokyo Round of Trade Negotiations

Subseries comprises records created and collected by Gil Winham in the course of writing International Trade and the Tokyo Round Negotiation (Princeton University Press, 1986). Records includes a copy of the book, manuscripts, planning materials and research documents (primarily from the GATT), correspondence and reviews.

Macdonald Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada

Subseries contains records created and collected by Gil Winham during his service on the Macdonald Royal Commission, which resulted in a recommendation that Canada enter into a free trade agreement with the United States. Record types include symposium and meeting agendas, minutes and notes; discussion papers; correspondence and memoranda; media releases and bulletins. Of note is a study on Canada-US sectoral trade written by Gil Winham, along with related records.

Nova Scotia Adjustment Advisory Council

Subseries contains records created and collected by Gil Winham during his service as Chairman of the Nova Scotia Adjustment Advisory Council, which was established by Premier Buchanan to examine the province's capacity to adjust to the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement. Record types include correspondence; meeting agendas and minutes; research materials; background reports; media releases and newspaper clippings; manuscript drafts; and the final report.

Report on the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA)

Subseries contains records created and collected by Gil Winham during his work as the research consultant for the Sub-committee on the Review of the Import Measures Act of the Standing Committee on Finance, for which he was responsible for drafting the Sub-committee report. Records include background papers; government reports; notes; correspondence; manuscript drafts; and a copy of the final report.

The Halifax G-7 Summit : Issues on the Table

Subseries comprises records created and collected by Gil Winham in the course of co-editing with Sylvia Ostry The Halifax G-7 Summit: Issues on the Table (Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, 1995). Records include correspondence, a manuscript, contract, background materials and a copy of the published book.

Trade policy and negotiation simulation training records

Subseries contains materials created by Gil Winham for use in training government officials from developing countries in trade policy and negotiation at the GATT/WTO in Geneva, as well as earlier exercises designed and given at the Department of External Affairs in Ottawa, Dalhousie University's Centre for Foreign Policy Studies and the Schulich School of Law. Related records are found in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and Law of the Sea (LOS) training simulation records series and the Manuscript and conference records series.

United States Department of Commerce New Steel Rail Except Light Rail

Subseries contains records created and collected by Gil Winham during his membership on dispute settlement panels under the Free Trade Agreement. The bulk of the records are related to a countervailing duty case launched by the US Department of Commerce against alleged subsidies given by the Canadian and Nova Scotia governments to Sysco Steel Corps. Records include questionnaires sent by the Department of Commerce to the Canadian governments and industry to gather information in connection with this case, which led the US to impose an additional duty of 113% on steel rails coming from Sysco.