: Director of the Transatlantic Program and Senior Fellow
Dr. Balkan Devlen is the Director of the Transatlantic Program and Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. He is a professor, foreign policy analyst, and consultant with over two decades of experience across three continents. He teaches, speaks, and writes on how leaders make foreign policy decisions, great power politics, security in NATO’s Eastern Flank (from Baltics to the Black Sea) and the best ways of thinking about and preparing for the future - anticipation, forecasting, and foresight.
Dr. Devlen is also an Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University and an expert forecaster and Senior Consultant for Good Judgment, Inc, a geopolitical forecasting company based in NY. He was a "Superforecaster" in the US intelligence community (IARPA) sponsored geopolitical forecasting competition Good Judgment Project.
He published several academic articles and book chapters and his public commentary appeared in The Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, Inside Policy and other media outlets. He is a regular contributor to CBC News, CTV News, Global News, and various radio shows. Dr. Devlen gave over 100 presentations and talks at international conferences, workshops, high-level policy forums, and webinars in Canada, the US, and Europe.
He teaches graduate-level courses on Transatlantic security, geopolitical forecasting, strategic foresight, and global catastrophic and existential risks. He also gives keynote addresses and facilitates workshops on forecasting and strategic foresight for a wide variety of organizations across the globe. Previously he held faculty positions in Denmark, the US, and Turkey and was awarded several international fellowships and research grants.