Global Dignity Day Champion – International Partnerships
Ian B. Anderson was born in Alberta, raised in Québec, and educated in Ontario. He is committed to dynamic and innovative public service, at home and abroad.
He completed a B.A. (Hons.) at Queen’s University in Political Studies, where he was a Chancellor’s Scholar. He has a master’s degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Ottawa, where he served as an assistant to Dr. Peter Jones on Track Two diplomatic dialogues focusing on the Middle East and South Asia.
He was an international development fellow of the Aga Khan Foundation in Kulob, Tajikistan (2009-2010), and a development officer of the Canadian International Development Agency posted to the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar, Afghanistan (2010-2011).
Ian helps manage Peace Geeks’ Remote Internships Program, which he co-founded. He has served in elections observation missions with Mission Leadership Québec in Guatemala, and with CANADEM in Ukraine. He is also on the United Nations’ Department of Peacekeeping Operations’ civilian expert roster, and works with the UN’s Alliance of Civilizations’ initiative to bridge the Western and Muslim worlds. In 2013 he was named a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum and an Action Canada Fellow for 2013-2014.