Madelaine Drohan is the Canada correspondent for The Economist. For the last 30 years, she has covered business and politics in Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia. She was awarded the Prime Ministers of Canada fellowship in 2015 by the Public Policy Forum.

She is the author of The 9 Habits of Highly Successful Resource Economies: Lessons for Canada, a research report that she wrote in 2012 for the Canadian International Council.

Her book, Making a Killing: How and why corporations use armed force to do business, was published in 2003 by Random House of Canada and in 2004 by The Lyons Press in the United States. It won the Ottawa Book Award and was short-listed for the National Business Book of the Year Award in 2004.

When possible, she conducts journalism workshops for media in Africa and Southeast Asia, with a special focus on business and investigative journalism.

She was awarded a Reuters Fellowship at Oxford University in 1998, and the Hyman Solomon Award for Excellence in Public Policy Journalism in 2001. She was a 2004-2005 Media Fellow at the Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership and the 2004-2005 Journalist in Residence at Carleton University.

She has sat as a volunteer director on the boards of the North-South Institute, Transparency International Canada and Partnership Africa Canada, where she was also president. She lives in Ottawa.

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Training Workshop

Michael Rose, Prangtip Daorueng, Madelaine Drohan
Thailand 2006

Making a Killing:

How and why corporations use armed force to do business

The 9 Habits

of Highly Successful Resource Economies: Lessons for Canada