Ian B. Anderson currently works as a national security policy analyst with the Government of Canada. In particular, his work focuses on cyber security, and he takes a personal interest in youth radicalization and online extremism. He is also responsible for Peace Geeks’ (peacegeeks.org) Remote Internship Program. Ian is an emerging leader in the fields of conflict resolution, policy-making, and the intersection of the Internet and international affairs. He completed a B.A. (Hons.) at Queen’s University in Political Studies, where he was a Chancellor’s Scholar. He received his master’s degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Ottawa in 2009. While at the University of Ottawa, he served as an assistant to Dr. Peter Jones on a number of Track Two diplomatic dialogues relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, U.S.-Iran bilateral issues, and India-Pakistan regional security. Ian was an International Development Management Fellow with the Aga Khan Foundation Canada in Kulob, Tajikistan, from 2009-2010. In this capacity, he managed local governance initiatives in the rural, mountainous areas of southern Tajikistan. From 2010-2011 he served as the Canadian International Development Agency’s Local Governance Officer in Kandahar, Afghanistan, where was posted to the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team.
Sector: Government and International Institutions
Main Pillar: Politics, Diplomacy and Global Economy
Areas of Expertise: Politics and Diplomacy
Country of Origin: Canada
City of Residency: Ottawa, Canada