The Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights’ Director of Policy and Project, Brandon Silver.
DIRECTOR OF Policy & PROJECTS
Brandon Silver is Director of Policy and Projects at the RWCHR, having joined in June 2016. In this capacity, Brandon oversees the Centre's policy development, advocacy, projects, and related initiatives. He also serves on the legal teams of prisoners of conscience whose cases and causes have been taken up by the Centre, including liberal Saudi blogger Raif Badawi and Venezuelan Democratic Opposition Leader Leopoldo Lopez.
Prior to joining the Centre, Brandon interned in the office of then Liberal Leader and now Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, and Justice and Human Rights Committee Vice-Chair Sean Casey. He has also contributed as a legal researcher and writer to a number of academic publications on human rights, constitutionalism, and technology law.
As an author, Brandon has sought to highlight human rights in general, and dissidents in particular. He has written for national and international publications including Policy Options, Marianne, and TIME, and is a past nominee of the Quebec Literary Awards and winner of the CBC Reader’s Choice Prize.
An advocate of inclusive leadership, Brandon has been recognized for empowering others to work together in common cause towards creative and constructive solutions. He is a recipient of the Harvard University Diplomacy Award and the TD Merit Award for Community Leadership, among others. In 2016, the World Economic Forum named him a “Global Shaper.”
Brandon is a graduate of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law and received his Masters of Law at UC Berkeley on a merit scholarship for excellence in Public Law.