Rachel Curran

Practitioner-in-Residence, Carleton University

Rachel Curran is a lawyer by training and has nearly fifteen years of experience in public affairs, including extensive experience providing strategic and policy advice to the Prime Minister of Canada and federal and provincial Cabinet ministers. 

As Director of Policy to the Prime Minister, Rachel was closely engaged in all matters involving the federal government. She was directly responsible for setting and implementing the government’s policy agenda over the course of four years, and oversaw all major government initiatives including the preparation of the annual $280-billion federal budget. 

Rachel currently works as a senior associate with Harper & Associates Ltd., an international consulting firm led by former Prime Minister Harper, and is an instructor at Carleton University’s Riddell Program in Political Management. She also appears as a regular panelist and commentator on CBC and is a recurring contributor to the Institute for Research on Public Policy’s Policy Options magazine. 


My Sessions

The Case for Caring: Why Should Canada Invest in a Better World?

Room 118

REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE INTERPRETATION TOKEN: LEADERSHIPCAN    The iconic 1969 World Bank study “Partners in Development”, chaired by former Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, declared “while the moral incentive for cooperation in international development…is valid and compelling…it is not the basis on which support for international development mainly rests. There […]