Pouyan is a Research Associate at the Institute for Peace & Diplomacy. Pouyan writes op-eds and policy briefs, hosts expert panels, and provides foreign policy analysis to various media outlets, including for The Hill Times, an Ottawa-based newspaper. Pouyan’s research mainly concerns Canadian foreign policy in the Asia Pacific, West Asia, and Europe.
Before joining IPD, Pouyan was a campaign advisor for a local provincial candidate in British Columbia, Canada, and also served as an intern for the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, where he prepared research briefings for the Committee’s Secretariat and Members of the European Parliament.
Pouyan holds a BA from the University of British Columbia, with a major in political science and a minor in international relations. During his undergraduate tenure, Pouyan was a member of both the UBC International Relations Student Association (IRSA) and the UBC Political Science Association (PSSA). In these capacities, Pouyan helped establish the University’s first Model European Union as its Vice-President and acted as a director of the UBC PSSA Moot Court.