Don Lenihan

Senior Associate, Research & Engagement

Dr. Don Lenihan is Senior Associate, Policy and Engagement, at Canada 2020, Canada’s leading, independent progressive think-tank. He is an internationally recognized expert on public engagement, Open Government and democracy. Most recently, Don led an Expert Group process for the UN and the OECD on public engagement models to support the post-2015 UN agenda on sustainable development. He also recently served as Chair of the Open Government Engagement Team for the Government of Ontario. Don’s most recent book, Rescuing Policy: The Case for Public Engagement, was published in January 2012 and is an introduction to the field of public engagement, as well as a blueprint for change, and a sustained argument for the need to rethink the public policy process. For more on Don Lenihan, click here.