David Harries



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Primary Position & Institution:

Past Chair, Canadian Pugwash; Associate Executive Director, Foresight Canada; President, Proteus Canada; Head, Leadership and Management @ IdeaConnector.net. Assistant Coach RMC Varsity Mens Rugby Program, Professional Engineer (Ontario)

Short Bio:

A Canadian citizen from birth, I have lived in 20 countries and paid one or more working visits to another 93. Educated at military and civilian institutions as a nuclear engineer in Canada and England, I served in the Canadian Forces in operations (primarily airborne and Arctic) and professional development (most notably as Deputy Commandant and Director of Curriculum and Coordination at Canada’s National Defence College) in several countries and with a number of UN missions, all as a military engineer officer. Since leaving the military, consulting activity has included providing services in personal and corporate security and security foresight at home and abroad, while intellectual activity has included being a senior advisor and a professor in heavy engineering, humanitarian aid, post-conflict/post-disaster response and recovery, civil-military relations, international executive development and post-graduate university education. Current most active associations include: Principal of the Security and Sustainability Guide (www.securesustain.org), Fellow of WAAS, Member (Investment and Foresight Committees) and Past Chair (2013-17) of Canadian Pugwash, Foresight Director at IdeaConnector.net (www.ideaconnector.net), and Assistant Coach of the varsity men’s Rugby Union team at the Royal Military College of Canada.