From Debate to Dialogue

From the Walrus Talks: The Art of Conversation

Shauna Sylvester
Shauna Sylvester is a fellow at the Simon Fraser University Centre for Dialogue, and she is the executive director of two initiatives: Carbon Talks, a Canadian organization focused on accelerating Canada’s shift to a low-carbon economy, and SFU Public Square, which convenes dialogues on public policy issues in British Columbia. For over twenty-five years, Shauna worked in environment and democratic development initiatives in Canada and around the world. From 2006 to 2010, she led Canada’s World, a collaboration between fifteen universities and over forty community groups, launching the most comprehensive citizens’ consultation on Canadian foreign policy in history. From 1997 to 2006, she was the founding executive director of the Institute for Media, Policy, and Civil Society, where she worked to strengthen democracy and support media development in Canada and in worldwide conflict and post-conflict zones. Shauna has written and edited several publications related to urban issues, energy, environment, and Canadian foreign policy. She has received a number of awards for her professional and community work.

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