Global Horizons Magdalena Surma

Talk to a Diplomat: Interview with Jillian Van Acker

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Listen as I interview Jillian Van Acker. As a Communications Advisor, Jillian provides input into the development and execution of corporate outreach activities to support departmental objectives and initiatives. In addition, Jillian provides communications advice to senior leadership on planned events. She successfully completed an MA in Journalism at the University of Western Ontario. This is where she specialized in radio and television broadcasting. In addition, she also completed a BA in Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario. This is where she focused on media theory and popular culture.

Listen as Jillian discusses some of the most rewarding and challenging experiences that she has had at the the National Defence Public Affairs Office.

Interview with Jillian Van Acker
Talk to a Diplomat

NATO ASSOCIATION OF CANADA PART I

Next, Jillian provides advice to those interested in successfully increasing the number of viewers.

Interview with Jillian Van Acker
Talk to a Diplomat

NATO ASSOCIATION OF CANADA PART II

Furthermore, Jillian provides advice to those interested in pursuing a career in journalism.

Interview with Jillian Van Acker
Talk to a Diplomat

NATO ASSOCIATION OF CANADA PART III

Lastly, the significance of establishing a vision is examined.

Interview with Jillian Van Acker
Talk to a Diplomat

NATO ASSOCIATION OF CANADA PART IV

Author

  • 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.

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.