Professor Rodrigue Tremblay is a graduate of Stanford University where he obtained an M.A. in Economics (1965) and a Ph.D. in Economics (1968). He is a former chairman of the Department of Economics at the University of Montreal. He is also a former president of the North American Economics and Finance Association, a former president of the Canadian Economics Society and a former vice-president of the International Association of French-speaking economists. Dr. Tremblay has also served as Minister of Industry and Trade in the Government of Quebec, from 1976 to 1979. He has also served as a member of the Committee of Dispute Settlements of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). He is a member of the Quebec Humanist Association. Dr. Tremblay has published 29 books. His previous book "The New American Empire" was published in English, in French under the title "Le nouvel empire americain", and in Turkish under the title of "Yeni Amerikan mparatorlu>u". In 2004, Dr. Tremblay was awarded the prestigious Condorcet Prize of political philosophy.