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Talk to a Diplomat: Interview with Busra Hazal Karasu Part I

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Listen as I interview Busra Hazal Karasu. She is the Program Editor of the Canadian Armed Forces here at the NATO Association of Canada. Busra completed her BA at McGill University in Political Science and Sociology with a focus on comparative politics and political sociology. Busra has international experience having spent two summers in Belgium interning at a Brussels-based law firm, which deepened her interest in European and international law and two summers in Istanbul as a EU Affairs Intern while working part-time at the Istanbul Jazz Festival. Before joining the NAOC team, she served as an intern at the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Ottawa. Busra is trilingual and her research interests include politics of ethnic relations and nationalism, Turkish foreign policy, and regional security in the Middle East.

Listen as Busra discusses some of her plans for the Canadian Armed Forces Program.


Interview with Busra Hazal Karasu
Talk to a Diplomat


Next, Busra discusses the steps that should be taken in order to increase female participation in Canadian politics.

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Interview with Busra Hazal Karasu
Talk to a Diplomat


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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.