Patrick Brennan, Executive Director ISID

Patrick Brennan
In August 2014, Patrick Brennan joined McGill's Institute for the Study of International Development. Mr. Brennan came to McGill from the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, where he served as the Manager of Multilateral Relations in the Intergovernmental and International Relations Directorate. During his time at the Department, Mr. Brennan assisted with Canada's endorsement of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, initiated research for the examination of programming and policy approaches taken by other countries in Aboriginal affairs, supported Canada's work in the area of the Post 2015 Development Agenda, and contributed to Canada's Strategy for Engagement in the Americas.

Patrick Brennan has also worked at the Department of Canadian Heritage on initiatives ranging from multiculturalism and citizen engagement to public service renewal and the establishment of a forum for the promotion and advancement of policy development within the department.

Mr. Brennan holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University in Montreal.