Karim Bardeesy is Co-Founder and Executive Director at the Ryerson Leadership Lab, an action-oriented thinktank at Ryerson University, where he teaches the award-winning "Making the Future" course. He is also a board member of Corporate Knights, Inc., a member of the Banff Forum, and a founding faculty member of Maytree Policy School. Karim was previously Deputy Principal Secretary for the Premier of Ontario, the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, and served as Executive Director of Policy for Premiers Wynne and Dalton McGuinty. He has worked as a journalist, as a policy columnist for The Toronto Star, an editorial writer at The Globe and Mail, and as an editorial assistant at Slate magazine. Karim holds a Master in Public Policy from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a BA from McGill University.