McCartney Lee is a Program Editor for the NATO Association of Canada with a focus on the Canadian Armed Forces. In 2018, McCartney completed his Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Development and Political Studies at Queen’s University, where his primary academic interests focused on international relations, Canadian/American politics, development theory, and political economics. During his studies, McCartney had the opportunity to spend 8-months abroad in Ghana, where he worked as a Project Development intern for a local NGO. Working at the Centre for Active Learning and Integrated Development (CALID), McCartney was responsible for coordinating fundraising events, drafting grant proposals and assisting with the implementation of organizational projects.
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A Shifting Moral Compass: Gina Haspel and the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program

Gina Haspel was confirmed as the 7th Director of the CIA on May 17th. In his latest article, McCartney Lee discusses Haspel’s history with the agency’s Detention and Interrogation program, and whether or not institutionalized torture is an effective method of gathering information.

Cyber Security and Emerging Threats McCartney Lee

Surveillance Capitalism, Cambridge Analytica, and Data Security

With the unveiling of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, much needed discussion has surfaced regarding online privacy and data regulation. McCartney Lee discusses the links between Surveillance Capitalism and Cambridge Analytica, and why more attention needs to be diverted towards legislation that regulates our online world.

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The Land of Opportunity: The Handmaids Tale and the Truth About Canadian Asylum Seeking

The popular TV Drama “The Handmaids Tale” portrays Canada as a benevolent ally of American based asylum seekers. However, Canada’s current asylum seeking process is far more complicated and bureaucratic than Hollywood would lead us to believe.