About Brandon

  • Director of Projects, Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights

Brandon Silver is the Director of Projects at the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights. The Centre is a unique international consortium of parliamentarians, scholars, jurists, human rights defenders, NGOs, and students united in the pursuit of justice, inspired by and anchored in Raoul Wallenberg’s humanitarian legacy – how one person with the compassion to care and the courage to act can confront injustice, prevail, and transform history. In pursuing justice, Brandon works under the mentorship of internationally acclaimed lawyer and former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Irwin Cotler, who founded and chairs the Centre.

As an author, Brandon has sought to highlight the case and cause of human rights in general and dissidents in particular. He is a past nominee of the Quebec Literary Awards and winner of the CBC Reader’s Choice Prize. Brandon was also lead researcher and writer for a number of academic publications on human rights, constitutionalism, and technology law.

Brandon is an advocate of inclusive leadership, empowering others to work together in common cause towards creative and constructive solutions. He is a recipient of the Harvard University Diplomacy Award and the TD Merit Award for Community Leadership, among others. In 2016, the World Economic Forum recognized him as a “Global Shaper.”

Brandon is a graduate of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law and is pursuing an LLM at UC Berkeley.

Speaking Topics

  • Human Rights
  • International Relations
  • Politics
  • Public Policy
  • Civic Engagement
  • Youth Engagement