: Munk Senior Fellow & Director of the Foreign Policy and National Security Program
Shuvaloy Majumdar brings experience in international affairs at its highest levels, and in the foreign policy issues formative to the last fifteen years.
In Ottawa, between 2011 and 2015, he served as the Director of Policy to successive Canadian Foreign Ministers, assisting the prime minister and cabinet navigate key issues of international security and the global economy.
Living in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2006 to 2010, he led the International Republican Institute (IRI), a Washington-based nonpartisan organization then chaired by US Senator John McCain, dedicated to advancing democratic development. He was responsible for a broad range of large scale strategic initiatives designed to engage local and national leaders, to assess public opinion through extensive research, and to strengthen independent media and communications.
This overseas experience complemented his anti-human trafficking efforts in Southeast Asia between 2000 and 2003, for which he was recognized with the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal. Bridging practice with theory, Shuvaloy was a visiting foreign policy scholar at the University of British Columbia's Liu Institute for Global Studies from 2010 to 2011. On April 21, 2022, he was sanctioned by the Kremlin.