Talk to a Diplomat: Dr. Christopher A. Parsons

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Listen as I interview Dr. Christopher A. Parsons. He is currently the Managing Director of the Telecom Transparency Project and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Citizen Lab, in the Munk School of Global Affairs with the University of Toronto. Dr. Parsons’ research focuses on the rationales, processes, practices, and politics of third-party access to telecommunications data.

Citizen Lab

Episode with Dr. Christopher A. Parsons
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Part I: NATO ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

Dr. Parsons discusses the significance of the conference on resilient critical infrastructure and cyber security. This conference held at the Mackenzie Institute at University of Toronto’s Victoria College Chapel.

Security

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Part II: NATO ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

Next, Dr. Parsons provides an overview of the dissertation that he completed for his Ph.D in Political Science at the University of Victoria. He also discusses the impact of social media today.

Continuation

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Part III: NATO ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

students

Dr. Parsons provides advice to the youth interested in pursuing a career in security matters such as cyber security, terrorism, and critical infrastructure issue development.

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Part IV: NATO ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

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.