Talk to a Diplomat: Interview with Maryam Sahar Part II

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Watch as I interview the first female interpreter for the Canadian Armed Forces, Ms. Maryam Sahar. The Civilian Military Cooperation Unit contracted her. This is where she worked with the Department of Women Affairs. One of her long-term goals consists of becoming the President of Afghanistan.

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Ms. Maryam Sahar discusses the significance of the relationship between Canada and Afghanistan.

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PART I: NATO ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

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Next, Ms. Maryam Sahar examines the impact of culture in Afghanistan.

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PART II: NATO ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

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In 2012 and 2013, Ms. Maryam Sahar worked as a subject matter expert delivering cultural awareness training to Canadian Armed Forces. Ms. Maryam Sahar discusses the significance of culture awareness training before being deployed on Operation ATTENTION. This was Canada’s contribution to the NATO Training Mission with Afghanistan.

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PART III: NATO ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

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Lastly, Ms. Maryam Sahar discusses how she remains connected to the military and civilian side.

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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.