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Talk to a Diplomat: Interview with Dara Gillis Part I

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Listen as I interview Dara Gillis. He successfully completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University College Dublin. This is where he majored in Geography and Archaeology. Dara also completed a Master’s degree in Geopolitics and the Global Economy. He received 1st class honours in his Master’s degree. In addition, Dara’s interest lies in the geopolitical side, particularly in international foreign policy of superpowers toward weaker nations whom have advantageous resources for power nations such as oil and gas. Dara is the Marketing, Communication, and Administration Intern at the NATO Association of Canada.

Listen as Dara provides advice to those interested in pursuing a career in international affairs and relations.

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Interview with Dara Gillis
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.