Broderick McDonald is a speaker, activist, and interfaith leader. He is the Founder & COO of Disrupting Extremism, Canada’s first start-up initiative to prevent violent extremism through interfaith dialogue and religious literacy training. Prior to this, Brody served as Chief Liaison to the Prime Minister’s Office and Special Advisor to Parliament, where he spearheaded Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy which created more than 10,000 jobs for at-risk youth. While on Parliament Hill, he also worked as a researcher with the Non-Partisan Parliamentary Group for Genocide Prevention & Crimes Against Humanity, drafting Canada’s response to the Yazidi Genocide alongside parliamentarians and senior diplomatic officials. Before politics, Brody was a Junior Research Fellow with the NATO Council and the Canadian International Council. He is an Associate Member of Chatham House and Non-Resident Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society in London.
Sector: Non-Profit and NGO
Main Pillar: Youth
Areas of Expertise: Countering Terrorism, Peace Building and Conflict Resolution
Country of Origin: Canada
City of Residency: Vancouver, Canada