Global Horizons Magdalena Surma

Canada’s NATO Podcasts: Interview with Amen Ben Ahmouda Part I

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Listen as I interview Amen Ben Ahmouda. She is currently a Parliamentary Assistant for a Member of Parliament. On Tuesday March 29th and Wednesday March 30th, the Mackenzie Institute organized Canada’s Defence Perspectives 2020-2050: Recapitalization and the Canadian Forces Conference in partnership with the NATO Association of Canada and the National Defence. As a participant, listen as Amen discusses the significance and impact of the main points addressed throughout the conference.


Interview with Amen Ben Ahmouda
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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.