Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary
Ian Brodie is a political scientist who has held key roles within the Conservative Party of Canada, including serving under Stephen Harper as Chief of Staff for the Office of the Leader of the Opposition and later the Office of the Prime Minister.
Previously, as Executive Director of the Party, Ian led the merger of the organizational, financial and legal operations of the PC Party and Canadian Alliance, organized the Party’s first national convention in Montreal in 2005, and oversaw the policy process leading to the convention. As well, he completed the work on the Agreement in Principle that led to the creation of the Party.
As author and educator, Ian has published articles and books on politics and law, and from 1997 to 2009, was an assistant professor, then tenured associate professor of political science at the University of Western Ontario.
He is also a recent recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal among his many other honours.
For four years, he served a Strategic Advisor with Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C.