Andrew P.W. Bennett, a public servant and academic with an extensive educational background in history, political science, and religious studies, is a senior fellow at Cardus, chair of the Cabinet of Canadians for Cardus's Faith in Canada 150 program, and a senior research fellow with the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Research Project. He served as Canada’s ambassador for religious freedom from February 2013 to March 2016. Ambassador Bennett previously worked for the Privy Council Office, Export Development Canada, and Natural Resources Canada in a wide variety of analytical, research, and corporate roles. He is actively involved with Augustine College in Ottawa as volunteer dean and as professor of the history of Christianity. He is also a subdeacon and cantor with both the Holy Cross Eastern Catholic Chaplaincy and St. John the Baptist Ukrainian-Catholic Shrine, both in Ottawa. Bennett previously served as vice-president and chairman of the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute Foundation. Bennett received his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh.