Contributed By The Community Networks Group
Note: Edmonton book signings are set for Audreys Books September 6th at Noon and at Laurie Greenwoods Volume II September 11th at 7:00 pm. Checkout the website for details “buzz” and ordering on-line at www.thebestcountry.ca
In his newest book, The Best Country, acclaimed writer and journalist Satya Das makes a compelling case for Canadian global leadership – not from any sense of military superiority or economic might, but from the simple duty to share what is best in us with the larger human family.
“Brims with the optimism that Canada can, indeed, make a difference in a world that seems to have lost its way.” Prof. Andy Knight, Editor, Global Governance
“Satya Das’s new book deserves a wide audience across Canada – and beyond.”
David Kilgour, M.P., Edmonton Southeast
About the Author
Satya spent a quarter century in journalism, serving as a columnist, foreign affairs writer, editorial writer and member of the Editorial Board of The Edmonton Journal. Satya is an experienced opinion leader; a pioneer in defining and advocating Canadian values; a noted analyst of political, economic, social and cultural issues.
He was born in India, and immigrated to Canada with his parents when he was 12. Satya and his wife Mita have two school-aged daughters. He is a frequently invited speaker and guest commentator on political, social, cultural and economic issues and has appeared as commentator on CTV, Global, RDI, Newsworld, CBC, and Radio Canada. A sought-after public speaker, he is fluent in several foreign cultures and proficient in several languages.
Satya’s major awards include: Citation of Merit for Editorial Writing, National Newspaper Awards 1996; Media Human Rights Award, League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada 1998; The Alberta Human Rights Award, for leadership in advancing human rights in Alberta, Province of Alberta 2000; Citation Award, for lifetime services to human rights and culture, City of Edmonton Salute to Excellence, 2001.
As a volunteer, he is a director of the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights and of NeWest Press, and a trustee of the Heritage Community Foundation. Satya is a founder and principal of Cambridge Strategies Inc., a Canadian consultancy offering strategic advice in policy design and development to the public and private sectors (www.cambridgestrategies.com). He once owned a French restaurant, has been the wine columnist of The Edmonton Journal and still enjoys hosting wine and food events for charity.