CALGARY, June 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Jack Mintz, Director and Palmer Chair of
The School of Public Policy, is pleased to announce the appointment of
Dr. Ian Brodie as its Director of Research, effective immediately.
Ian Brodie rejoins the University of Calgary from the Inter-American
Development Bank, where he was Strategic Advisor since 2009. Brodie
worked for Prime Minister Stephen Harper for six years, including three
years as his Chief of Staff and two years as Executive Director of the
Conservative Party of Canada. He played a central role in the 2006
Conservative campaign and the first three years of the Harper
"Ian is the ideal candidate to lead research at Canada's flagship school
of public policy," said Jack Mintz today. "His high-level experience
in government and the academic world is an ideal fit for an energetic
school that strives to bridge the gaps between those sectors. Ian
shares our commitment to focused, practical and accessible research
that informs the real-world decisions and issues faced by policy makers
in Canada and abroad. We look forward to Ian's personal drive and deep
knowledge of policy issues taking The School of Public Policy to our
next level of excellence."
Speaking to his appointment, Ian Brodie said "I am delighted to be
joining a vibrant and high profile group at the University of Calgary.
The School of Public Policy has quickly become one of the most
important voices in Canadian public policy, and I look forward to
continuing to increase its impact nationally and internationally."
Brodie was previously a tenured professor of political science at
Western University and formerly taught at Mount Royal College. He
earned his PhD in political science at the University of Calgary in
1997 and his master's thesis won the U of C Governor General's Gold
Medal in 1992. Brodie's undergraduate degree is from McGill.
SOURCE: The School of Public Policy - University of Calgary
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