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Talk to a Diplomat: Interview with Michael Oshell

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Today I will be interviewing Michael Oshell. He is current Program Editor for the International Business and Economy program at the NATO Association of Canada. He is a graduate of Queen’s University with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Studies where he developed a passion for international political economy, European politics and human security. Prior to his time at the NAOC, Michael was the Co-Managing Editor of Politicus Journal, an undergraduate academic research journal located at Queen’s University. He has also volunteered on a number of conferences with the Centre for International and Defence Policy. In his leisure Michael enjoys practicing Italian, cooking, and dreaming about Pitti Uomo. He plans on pursuing his Masters in the field of international relations & global governance, European politics or economic integration.

Michael discusses his policy paper, “Matching Reality with Necessity: A Defence Policy to 2025.” Jonas Becker, Ian Goertz, Paul Pryce, and Aishwarya Sahai also worked on this policy paper. Michael discusses the significance and the impact of this policy review.

Interview with Michael Oshell
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.