Talk to a Diplomat: Dr. Arne Kislenko

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Watch as I interview Dr. Arne Kislenko. He successfully completed a BA (Honors) in History and Political Science along with a MA in History at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Kislenko completed a PhD in History at the University of Toronto as well. International Relations: 19th and 20th-Century Diplomatic History; U.S. Foreign Policy; Modern Southeast Asia; Contemporary Intelligence and National Security are some of Dr. Kislenko’s areas of specialization. Dr. Kislenko is an Undergraduate Program Director and he is also a member of the graduate faculty.

Dr. Kislenko provides advice to students interested in pursuing a career in international relations and affairs.

Episode with Dr. Arne Kislenko
Talk to a Diplomat

Part I: NATO ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

Next, Dr. Kislenko discusses his experience as a Senior Officer with Canada Immigration at Lester B. Pearson Airport where he dealt with many high profile national security cases. Dr. Kislenko discusses some of the major areas of concern in national security.

Episode with Dr. Arne Kislenko
Talk to a Diplomat

Part II: NATO ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

Dr. Kislenko discusses Ryerson’s Black Star photographic exhibit of the Berlin Wall, which was unveiled at the Canadian Embassy in the German capital in order to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Wall’s collapse. Please discuss the impact and significance of this photographic exhibit.

Episode with Dr. Arne Kislenko
Talk to a Diplomat

Part III: NATO ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

On Wednesday September 23rd, the Canadian International Council’s Third Annual Foreign Affairs Student Debate was hosted at Ryerson University. The debate was pertaining to whether the UN Headquarters should be in Toronto. Ryerson spoke in favor of having the UN headquarters in Toronto. Meanwhile, the University of Toronto spoke against having the UN headquartered in Toronto. Dr. Kislenko discusses upcoming events open to students and the public. In addition, Dr. Kislenko compares U.S. and Canadian foreign policy.

Episode with Dr. Arne Kislenko
Talk to a Diplomat

Part IV: NATO ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

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.