Diane Francis is the author of ten books, including the bestsellers Merger of the Century: Why Canada and America Should Become One Country and Who Owns Canada Now. An award-winning journalist, broadcaster, and entrepreneur, she has been a columnist for Maclean’s magazine, The New York Sun, and the Financial Post and is currently Editor-at-Large at the National Post and a blogger for The Huffington Post. Francis was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University’s Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy and a Media Fellow and participant at the World Economic Forum for 20 years. She is currently Distinguished Professor at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management. A native of Chicago, she divides her time between Toronto and New York City.