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Canada’s NATO Podcasts: Interview with Dr. Edward Anthony Koning

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Listen as Magdalena Surma interviews Dr. Edward Anthony Koning.  He obtained his PhD from Queen’s University in 2013 and is currently assistant professor of political science at the University of Guelph. His main research interest is the politics of immigration in Western Europe and North America, in particular political controversies over the incorporation of migrants in systems of redistribution. He has recent publications in Journal of Public Policy, Canadian Public Policy, Comparative Political Studies, and Ethnic and Racial Studies. Dr. Koning speaks Dutch, English, Italian, French, German, and Swedish.

Listen as Dr. Koning provides advice to those interested in pursuing a PhD.

Canada’s NATO Podcasts


Next, Dr. Koning discusses the significance and impact of the panel discussion that was organized by Layla Wahbi and Idil Alcinkaya. This panel discussion was called, “Mass Migration and Border Control: A Divide in the EU.”

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Lastly, Dr. Koning examines the steps that should be taken by Canada and the United States in order to mitigate the migrant crisis.

Canada’s NATO Podcasts



Photo: NATO Association of Canada via Flickr.

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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.