Canada’s democracy centre will take shape in difficult times
David Gillies is an independent researcher in international human rights, democracy promotion and good governance. Retired from Global Affairs Canada, he was also a governance specialist at the former CIDA with field postings in Pakistan and Zimbabwe. Outside the public service, Dr. Gillies has worked at Rights and Democracy, the Aga Khan Foundation, and the North-South Institute. His publications include Elections in Dangerous Places (editor) and Between Principle and Practice: Human Rights in North-South Relations. He was educated at Oxford and McGill.