Bijan Ahmadi is the executive director and founding member of the Institute for Peace & Diplomacy (IPD). He started IPD as he felt there is a need for unconventional thinking and independent voices in the Canadian foreign policy community to promote peace and constructive engagement in world affairs.
Bijan has been interviewed and referenced by major media outlets (CBC, The Star, Globe and Mail, iPolitics, Radio Canada, CTV News, BBC Persian,…). In 2017, he testified as an expert before the Canadian Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs regarding Canada’s policy towards the Middle East, Iran and JCPOA.
Bijan has also served on the executive board of multiple Canadian NGOs including the Canadian International Council (Toronto branch).
Bijan received his Master of Applied Science degree from the University of Toronto and completed his MA in Global Diplomacy at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) at SOAS, University of London.