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Policy Talks: Malcolm Brown - Reflections of a former deputy minister

Friday, November 1, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Robert Sutherland Hall
Room: 202
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Reflections of a former Deputy Minister: Public Policy and Public Administration up close and personal

After nearly 31 years as public servant and a decade at the Deputy Minister level, Malcolm Brown retired from the the federal Public Service on April 24th, 2019.  He is a Distinguished Fellow in the School of Policy Studies and currently a Senior Strategic Advisor with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He is also sits on the Board of the Migration Policy Institute, a Washington, DC based think tank. 

Prior to his retirement he served as the Deputy Minister of Public Safety between 2016 and 2019.  In this role he led major policy and legislative initiatives in the areas of national security, cyber security, emergency management and corrections reform and ensured coordinated actions across the Public Safety Portfolio, which includes the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canada Border Services Agency, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the Correctional Service of Canada and the Parole Board of Canada.

Malcolm Brown served as Special Advisor to the Clerk of the Privy Council on the Syrian Refugee Initiative between 2015 and 2016 supporting the selection, screening, arrival and settlement of more than 25,000 Syrian refugees.

Malcolm Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies from Queen's University and a Master of Arts in Political Science from York University.

Celia Russell
Free public lecture
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