Lionel Widmer is the NATO Association of Canada’s Program Editor for Canada’s NATO. He is also an active member of the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy. Lionel graduated from York University with a BA honours in History and a minor in Disaster Management. While at York, he was a staff writer for the Excalibur Newspaper and an editor for The Journal of History and Political Science. Lionel was born and raised in Botswana and maintains an interest in African affairs.