McGill University Welcomes Ian Brodie


Former PMO Chief of Staff to join McGill Institute for the Study of Canada

McGill University is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Brodie as Visiting Scholar at theMcGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC).

“We are delighted to be able to draw on Mr. Brodie's experience in public service and to welcome this political scientist back to the academic world,” said MISC Director Antonia Maioni. “His work at McGill will offer insight on current policy issues to students and faculty alike.”

Mr. Brodie served as Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada from 2006 to 2008. Before that, he played a central role in the organization of the Conservative Party of Canada where he served as Executive Director. He also serves as associate professor of political science at the University of Western Ontario. He graduated from McGill University in 1990 with a B.A. in Political Science.

“McGill has long played a central role in Canada 's public life, and MISC is well-known for the quality of its scholarly contribution,” Mr. Brodie said. “I am delighted to have this opportunity to reflect on the challenges facing the country, andI look forward to working with McGill students and faculty in their continuing work.”

Mr. Brodie will be teaching a course entitled, Current Challenges in Public Policy.His appointment is for the winter term, which ends in May.

Ian Brodie’s appointment was made possible thanks to funding from the Dean of Arts’ Development Fund and the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada.


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