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Prof. (Dr.) Naresh Singh

Vice Dean & Professor, Centre for Complexity Economics and Applied Spirituality for Public Policy

Ph.D. (University of West Indies, Jamaica);
M.Sc. (Indian Agricultural Research Institute IARI, New Delhi);
B.Sc. (University of Guyana, Georgetown)

  • Biography

Dr. Singh is Professor and Vice Dean, JSGP, and Director of the Centre for Complexity Economics, Applied Spirituality and Public Policy (CEASP). He has a transdisciplinary PhD in Environmental Sciences, with more than three decades of public policy experience in senior positions in the United Nations and the Federal Government of Canada.

He teaches courses on Complexity and Public Policy, Legal Empowerment of the Poor, Systems Thinking as a Strategy for Sustainable Development Policy and Applied Spirituality and Public Policy. He has published several books and journal articles.

Prof. Singh has a wide range of research interests in the areas in which he teaches and public policy design and evaluation. His work focuses upon decision-making in complex situations, including conflict and peacebuilding, sustainable livelihoods, transformations for catalyzing SDG achievement, international development cooperation, technology policy, complexity theory, and the politics of being. Professor Singh taught at many universities, including Boston, Harvard, Fordham McGill, Waterloo and Guelph. He is presently a visiting professor at the University of Ottawa.

He has been a consultant/adviser to the United Nations Development Program, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Pan American Health Organization, the International Labour Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization.