Talk to a Diplomat: Episode XXVI

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Watch as I interview Dr. Sorpong Peou. He is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University. Dr. Peou is also a member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies. In addition to holding a PhD in International Relations and Comparative Politics from York University, Dr. Peou also holds a Master of Arts in Political Science from York University and an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Waterloo.

Dr. Peou discusses one of his many publications, “Human Security Studies: Theories, Methods and Themes.” Dr. Peou examines the concept of human security along with the significance of different methodological and theoretical perspectives.

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Next, Dr. Peou discusses some of the legal challenges associated with human security and the policies that should be implemented in order to improve human security.

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Dr. Peou discusses his book, “International Democracy Assistance for Peacebuilding.” He also examines reasons behind why international donors fail to consolidate the gains they make.

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Lastly, Dr. Peou provides advice to the youth interested in pursuing international relations and affairs.

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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.