Matthew Lombardi currently works as Manager of Private Sector Partnerships (Europe) for the United Nations World Food Programme, based in Rome. He previously worked in management consulting at Deloitte Canada, and for the Future of Canada Centre, Deloitte’s thought leadership unit, which provides insights for businesses, governments, and academia. His professional background includes half a decade in consulting at the intersection of the private and public spheres, delivering business solutions to help improve the public sector.

He has served as a Corporate Member of Angel Investors Ontario, an organization that provides capital and mentorship to innovative start-ups province-wide, which has enabled just over $300 million dollars to be invested into 500 high-potential early-stage ventures. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Toronto North Support Services, which performs street outreach to homeless individuals, and provides community support for individuals with a major mental illness. He holds an MSc with Distinction in International Relations from the London School of Economics, where he focused on Sino-Canadian relations.

Matthew’s research interests include global technology policy issues, and the impact of emerging technologies on sovereignty, diplomacy, trade, and foreign affairs.


A Discussion with Canadian Space SMEs

March 22, 2019

(feat. David Perry, Colin Robertson, Ewan Reid, Stewart Bain, Nadeem Ghafoor, and Froduald Kabanza)

A Conversation with Swiss Ambassador to Canada Beat Nobs

March 11, 2019

(feat. Colin Robertson and Beat Nobs)


Canada and the World, Ep. 33: How does the world see Canada?

by Bessma Momani (feat. Stephen Saideman), OpenCanada, March 22, 2019

Canada’s 2019 budget slim on hard power Arctic commitments, experts say

by Levon Sevunts (feat. Rob Huebert), Radio-Canada International, March 22, 2019

China to use first atomic icebreaker as test for future nuclear aircraft carriers

by Malte Humpert (feat. Rob Huebert), High North News, March 22, 2019

‘We’re not getting it’: Liberals sprinkle $700 million in Arctic but a strategic plan remains elusive

by Naomi Powell and Gabriel Friedman (feat. Hugh Stephens), Financial Post, March 22, 2019

Alberta finds that playing OPEC isn’t easy as oil gets too pricey

by Robert Tuttle (feat. Kevin Birn), Bloomberg, March 22, 2019

Among false claims, Trump attacked McCain for failing veterans

by Quil Lawrence (feat. Lindsay Rodman), WBUR News, March 21, 2019

A school shooting in Brazil, complicates Bolsonaro’s push to ease gun laws

by The Editors (feat. Robert Muggah), World Politics Review, March 21, 2019


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