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Darren Touch

Schwarzman Scholar

Professional affiliation

Schwarzman Scholar, Tsinghua University (Beijing, China); Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Canada China Forum

Wilson Center Projects

The Triangular Relationship between Canada, China and the U.S.

Full Biography

Darren Touch is a Schwarzman Fellow at the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States and the Canada Institute. With a background in public policy, Darren has extensive knowledge and experience in governance and evidence-based, people-focused public policy development in the public, private and non-governmental sectors. His research focuses on the triangular relationship between Canada, China and the U.S., examining how Canada and the U.S. can manage its relationship with China while maintaining and strengthening the Canada-U.S. relationship. Prior to joining the Wilson Center, he was a Policy Lead at the Public Policy Forum, a national think tank in Canada, and a Senior Associate at Nordicity, a global managing consulting firm. He was formerly with Canada’s Digital Policy Forum, the Government of Canada, and TD Bank Financial Group. Darren is a Schwarzman Scholar with a Master of Management Science in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University, a Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs from the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor’s of Social Science in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Ottawa, which he attended as a TD Scholar for Community Leadership.