The Atlas Team

… information About the Atlas of Public Management

Ian ClarkIan D. Clark, Atlas Co-Editor

Ian Clark is a Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria’s School of Public Administration. From 2007 to 2018 he was Professor of Public Policy at University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance following nine years as President of the Council of Ontario Universities. Clark has served on the executive board of the International Monetary Fund and in six different departments in the Government of Canada, including as Deputy Secretary in the Privy Council Office, Deputy Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs, and Secretary of the Treasury Board. He succeeded Atlas co-editor, Leslie Pal, as chair of the Accreditation Board of the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration. Clark is past chair of Statistics Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Postsecondary Education Statistics and the Departmental Audit Committee for Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada. He is a member of the editorial board of the Canadian Public Administration Journal. Clark received a BSc from the University of British Columbia in 1966, a DPhil from Oxford in 1969, an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School in 1972, and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Victoria in 2008. He is a member of the Order of Canada. In 2009, Clark co-authored with Greg Moran, Michael Skolnik and David Trick, the book Academic Transformation: The Forces Reshaping Higher Education in Ontario, and in 2011 with David Trick and Richard Van Loon, Academic Reform: Policy Options for Improving the Quality and Cost-effectiveness of Undergraduate Education in Ontario. Details on these and other publications can be found at

Leslie PalLeslie A. Pal, Atlas Co-Editor

Leslie A. Pal has been Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University, where he is on leave from 2019-2021 to serve as Founding Dean, College of Public Policy, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar ( He joined Carleton University in 1992, after teaching at the University of Calgary for ten years. He has a BA in Political Science (Hons) from Mount Allison University, and a Doctorate from Queen’s University, Kingston. From 2001 to 2005, he was Director of the School of Public Policy and Administration. Professor Pal has served on the national boards of the Canadian Political Science Association, the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, the Institute on Governance, and the Performance and Planning Exchange. He also has served on the editorial boards of Canadian Public Policy, Canadian Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. He was the Director of the Canadian Parliamentary Internship Programme from 1998 to 2001. From 2006 to 2009 he served as the first Chair of the Accreditation Board of the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration. Currently, he is co-Director of the Centre on Governance and Public Management at Carleton University. Professor Pal is active internationally as well. For several years he worked with the Civil Service Training and Development Institute of the Government of Hong Kong, training senior civil servants. He has worked on public sector reform projects in Ukraine, Russia, Armenia, and Georgia.

Alexander Wreford, Research Assistant

Alec Wreford graduated in June 2019 with a Master of Public Policy from the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. He received his Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2014. His previous experience includes work as an Admissions and Scholarship Mentor in Nanjing, China. His LinkedIn profile can be found at

Darko Gavrilovic, Technical Advisor

DarkoGavrilovic220x220Darko Gavrilovic is a system administrator at the University of Toronto and, soon after he joined the University in 2010, became instrumental in the design and maintenance of the Atlas of Public Policy and Management. Mr. Gavrilovic has provided crucial advice in the design of the new Atlas and has generously agreed to serve, on a voluntary basis, as Technical Advisor for the Atlas of Public Management going forward. His LinkedIn profile can be found at


Former Contributing Editors

Although many MPP and MPA students have contributed to the Atlas as research assistants over the course of its development, two should be noted for the magnitude and duration of their work:

Ben-EisenBen Eisen

Ben Eisen is Senior fellow at the Fraser Institute and political science instructor at Drexel University. He holds a BA from the University of Toronto and an MPP from the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance. Prior to joining the Fraser Institute Mr. Eisen was the Director of Research and Programmes at the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies in Halifax. He also worked for the Citizens Budget Commission in New York City, and in Winnipeg as the Assistant Research Director for the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. Mr. Eisen has published influential studies on several policy topics, including intergovernmental relations, public finance, and higher education policy. He has been widely quoted in major newspapers including the National Post, Chronicle Herald, Winnipeg Free Press and Calgary Herald. In 2008 Mr. Eisen became the founding editor of the Public Policy and Governance Portal, which evolved into the Atlas, and served as the Research Coordinator for the Best Practices in Public Management project. His LinkedIn profile can be found at

Dave Marshall

Dave Marshall is Associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York City. He holds an Honours B.A. from McGill University with concentrations in Political Science and International Development Studies, an Honours Juris Doctor (With Distinction) and a Master’s of Public Policy both from the University of Toronto. While a student at the University of Toronto, Marshall worked as a research assistant and administrator for the Atlas of Public Management from 2013 to 2015, and was a graduate fellow at the Institute for Municipal Finance and Governance in 2014. He was also active in student organizations at both the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Policy and Governance, graduating with the Stephanie Fleur Couzin medal for mooting, the Gowling WLG Prize in Corporate Finance, the John Atkinson Prize in litigation, the Leonard Feigman, Q.C. Prize in Evidence, and the Director’s Award for the highest cumulative grade point average in the M.P.P. program. He has previously worked in the Candian Armed Forces, the Ontario Growth Secretariat, and the law firm of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP in Toronto. His LinkedIn profile can be found at

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