ALAN BROADBENT is chairman and CEO of Avana Capital Corporation, a private investment holding company that also initiates and funds various civic engagement projects to strengthen public discourse on sustaining civil society, including the Jane Jacobs Prize and Ideas That Matter. He is also chairman of the Maytree Foundation, which is committed to reducing poverty and inequality in Canada, and its offshoot, the Caledon Institute of Social Policy. Alan Broadbent sits on a number of other boards, including the Tides Foundation (Canada), The Literary Review of Canada and the Agora Foundation. He lives in Toronto.
Festivals: 2009 (spring)