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Nikita Nanos

Chief Data Scientist and Founder - NANOS Research

Degrees:MBA from Queen’s University (Canada), BA (Honours) in Political Studies

Nik Nanos is a Research Adjunct Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University. He is currently at Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington DC and an Executive Fellow at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary.  He also serves as the Chair of the Advisory Board of the Positive Energy Program at the University of Ottawa.  Between 2008 and 2021 he was a Research Professor with the State University of New York (SUNY Buffalo), specializing in Canada-US relations.

Professor Nanos is the Chief Data Scientist at Nanos Research Corporation and is a recognized public opinion expert with a focus on politics, populism, and democracy.  He is the author of The Age of Voter Rage: Trump, Trudeau, Farage, Corbyn & Macron – the Tyranny of Small Numbers (2016).  His research has been covered in major news outlets in Canada, the US and Europe including The Globe and Mail, Bloomberg News, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and the Economist.  His research has also appeared in journals such as the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, PS: Political Science & Politics (Cambridge), and the Journal of Professional Communication.

He volunteers as an Honorary Captain (Navy) in the Royal Canadian Navy, the Chair of Atlantik-Bruecke Canada, a non-profit which advance the Canada-Germany relationship and is the Chair of the Canadian Research and Insights Council, the governing body for the market and public opinion research in Canada.  He also served as a Board of Governor at Carleton and was the Board Chair (2018-2020).

Professor Nanos has a BA (Honours) in Political Studies and an MBA from Queen’s University (Canada).  His training includes PhD level studies at the University of Nottingham (UK)


Examining attitudes on foreign policy, trade, security, border issues, democracy, elections.