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Canada’s NATO Podcasts: Interview with Michele Di Leo

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Listen as Magdalena Surma interviews Michele Di Leo about his experience working as the Project Manager for our upcoming ATA General Assembly and as the Program Editor for Expanding Community at the NATO Association of Canada. He recently graduated with an Honours B.A from the University of Toronto, specializing in History and minoring in French and Political Science. In addition to his responsibilities at NAOC, he currently works as a French language instructor at a learning center in North York, where he teaches French from the elementary to high school level. He hopes to pursue studies in International Relations and Law abroad, and to eventually work for Global Affairs. His areas of interest include studying how societal and cultural elements affect the international system, and also how multilateral organizations can adapt if they are to stay relevant in an increasingly volatile world. Passionate about history and languages, Michele is currently studying French and German and hopes to live abroad in the near future.

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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.