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Talk to a Diplomat: Interview with Michael Kang

Watch as I interview Michael Kang. He is currently in his fourth year at the University of Toronto and is also a Research Analyst Intern at the NATO Association of Canada. He is pursuing a double major in both International Affairs as and Economics. With strong interests in the fields of foreign policy, security policy and economics, he has been involved in such activities as being an article contributor for a student news website called Affairs Today and was a finalist in the Rotman Financial Risk Management case competition. Michael intends to pursue his interests in economic and foreign policy by hopefully becoming involved in policy making with the Canadian government or an NGO.

Michael Kang discusses some of the most rewarding and challenging experiences that he has had at the NATO Association of Canada. He also discusses his plans after completing his double major in International Affairs and Economics at the University of Toronto.


Interview with Michael Kang
Talk to a Diplomat


Next, Michael examines whether Putin has a better plan for fighting ISIS than the West.


Interview with Michael Kang
Talk to a Diplomat


Lastly, Michael examines whether a more aggressive strategy is needed in order to counter ISIS.

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Interview with Michael Kang
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.