Canada’s NATO Podcasts: Interview with Marissa Young

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Listen as Magdalena Surma interviews Marissa Young. She is the Program Editor for Women in Security with The NATO Association. She is entering her fourth year of her BA Honours in Political Studies and History at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Marissa has conducted research at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto in G7/20 Diplomacy and Global Health Security. At Queen’s, Marissa has been actively involved with the Queen’s International Affairs Association as their Chief Financial Officer, and has travelled across North America on their competitive Model United Nations team. Her research interests centre around Women in Security, where she hopes to specialize in gender integration efforts within the armed forces.

Listen as Marissa discusses some of the most rewarding aspects associated with being the Program Editor of Women in Security at the NATO Association of Canada.

Canada’s NATO Podcasts

NATO ASSOCIATION OF CANADA PART I

Marissa took part in a field study that was conducted in conjunction with the Olmsted Foundation and Fulbright Canada in Israel. This field study analyzed the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Listen as Marissa discusses her experience taking part in analyzing the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In addition, Marissa also discusses the significance and impact of including a gendered lens to conflict analysis.

Canada’s NATO Podcasts

NATO ASSOCIATION OF CANADA PART II


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Magdalena Surma

About Magdalena Surma

Magdalena Surma is currently Canada's NATO Program Contributor and Outreach Coordinator. Former Program Editor of Global Horizons, Magdalena completed a BA in Legal Studies (Honours) and a Masters in Public Service at the University of Waterloo. She also attended Harvard during two summers, where she completed courses in psychology, government, and law. In addition, she successfully completed Harvard Law School’s Executive Education Program in Negotiation and Leadership. Magdalena is currently completing an LLB through University of London’s International Program. She is passionate about law, government, and charitable non-profit organizations. As an avid researcher, she hopes to extend her research to investigate women in security while examining society, culture, and international relations. In addition, Magdalena is also passionate about international business and economy. She is very excited about being involved with various projects at NATO, specifically engaging youth and society about international affairs. Apart from a love of politics, Magdalena enjoys fine art, ballet, and classical music.