Since 2004, Dan has balanced a career in private sector research and public sector policy with an ongoing academic focus on international affairs and economic development. Most recently, Dan served as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Government of Ontario's Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation. Previously, Dan was the Program Director of nGenera Insight’s Government 2.0 research program, a multi-client research program sponsored by governments from across North America and Europe. He has also worked for the United Nations and TakingITGlobal in West Africa.
Dan holds an M.Sc. in Development Studies (with distinction) from the London School of Economics where he focused his research on North-South trade and economic development, and a B.B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University. In addition to these professional and academic endeavours, Dan has travelled through over 50 countries across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Why he chose the Balsillie School: "The interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of global affairs allows for a broad and pragmatic research methodology that is necessary given the interdisciplinary nature of today’s global challenges."
- "The Missing Movement: a Polanyian Analysis of Pre-Crisis America," The International Journal of Social Economics, 2012, vol. 39, issue 8, pp. 624-641..
- "Defining Global Accountability in Global Governance," The Canadian Journal of Globalization, Fall 2011, Issue 2, p1-22.
- "From Multi- to Mini-lateralism: Globalization's Next Stage?" Centre for International Governance Innovation, Series: Canadian perspectives on economic thinking: reflections from the INET conference at Bretton Woods, June, 2011.
- "Government 2.0 - Transforming Government and Governance for the Twenty-First Century," with Anthony D. Williams and Don Tapscott. nGenera Insight, Government 2.0 research program, 2008.
- "Demography is Destiny," with Amy Cortese. nGenera Insight, Government 2.0 research program, 2008.
- "Think Global, Act Global," with Don Tapscott. New Paradigm, Information Technology & Competitive Advantage research syndicate, 2006.