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John Beebe

Advisor to the Dean of Arts on Democratic Engagement, and is an Adjunct Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University

John Beebe founded and leads the Democratic Engagement Exchange, serves as Advisor to the Dean of Arts on Democratic Engagement, and is an Adjunct Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University. He is a long-time educator, seasoned community activist, street photographer and senior political advisor who founded the Democratic Engagement Exchange in the Faculty of Arts at Toronto Metropolitan University in 2017.


Prior to joining TMU, he led community outreach at The Samara Centre for Democracy. Throughout his career John has remained committed to listening to and empowering people. His democratic outreach and engagement programs include the award-winning Vote PopUp and Democracy Talks initiatives. John’s political career includes work on campaigns in both Canada and the U.S., including a U.S. Senate and presidential campaign. He served as Chief of Staff to a U.S. Congressperson and was actively engaged in a successful campaign to publicly finance state elections. John is a graduate of Tufts University. He earned his Master of International Affairs from John Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies.




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