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Talk to a Diplomat: Interview with Caroline Mahut

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Listen as I interview Caroline Mahut. She is the winner of the 2015 NATO Association of Canada’s Essay Writing Competition. Caroline is currently in grade 11. Her favourite subject is science and she hopes to go into Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto after she finishes High School. Caroline also plans on pursuing a career that is related to science or engineering. In addition, she is actively involved in extracurricular activities such as piano lessons, Polish language classes, Girl Scouts, and Science Fairs.

Caroline’s essay focuses on how numerous threats from non-state actors have emerged in the past 15 years such as ISIS and Al Qaida. In addition, Caroline answered the question pertaining to how NATO can effectively combat and respond to these threats considering they are not affiliated with governments.

Caroline discusses the two fundamental strategies that need to be implemented in order for Canada to successfully target the power that these non-state actors possess.

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Interview with Caroline Mahut
Talk to a Diplomat


Next, Caroline provides advice to those interested in being more involved in international relations and affairs.


Interview with Caroline Mahut
Talk to a Diplomat


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.