David Eaves

David Eaves


  • Program Year
  • 2005-06
  • Country of Current Residence
  • U.S.A.
  • City/Town of Current Residence
  • Cambridge
  • Current Position
  • Fellow and Adjunct Lecturer
  • Organization
  • Harvard Kennedy School
  • Profession(s)
  • Consultant, Lecturer

  • Sector(s)
  • Academia, Government, Leadership, Politics / Policy
  • Language(s)
  • English, French, Spanish
  • Interest(s) / Expertise
  • democracy, negotiation, public policy
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An expert in negotiation and public policy, David works with two spin-offs of the Harvard Negotiation Project, Common Outlook and Vantage Partners, developing and implementing collaborative negotiation strategies that enable organizations to maximize the value they generate. He has worked with leading companies across North America and Europe in a range of industries including financial services, healthcare, information technology, and telecommunications. In addition, David works with community groups, non-profits and government agencies consulting on negotiation strategy and public policy issues.

David is a fellow at the Centre for the Study of Democracy and writes on public and foreign policy, public service sector renewal, open source systems on his blog. In addition, he frequently publishes on these subjects in the Toronto Star and Embassy Magazine. He volunteered extensively with Canada25, a non-profit think-tank that engages Canadians aged 20-35 around the world in public policy debates. David founded Canada25’s Boston Chapter and served as lead author of “From Middle to Model Power: Recharging Canada’s Role in the World”. He sits on the advisory board of Canada’s World and the Steering Committee of the Environics Institute.

A popular speaker on issues relating to negotiation, Canadian public and foreign policy, David has been invited to speak at several Canadian universities, the Privy Council Office, Millennium Scholarship Foundation, Radio Canada International, Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, and Heritage Canada. He was invited to present on behalf of Canada25 to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade and the Parliamentary Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs.

Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, David completed a Bachelor of Arts in history at Queen’s University in 1998 and a Master’s of International Relations at Oxford in 2000. In 2005-06, David was also an Action Canada Fellow.