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Talk to a Diplomat: Interview with the Consul General of Poland in Vancouver Mr. Krzysztof Olendzki Part II

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Listen as I interview the Consul General of Poland in Vancouver, Mr. Krzysztof Olendzki. He served as a former Under Secretary of State in the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from 2006 to 2007 and Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Tunisia from 2008 to 2012. Mr. Krzysztof Olendzki began his mission as Poland’s Consul General in Vancouver on September 22, 2014. He successfully completed a PhD in historical science and from 1992 to 2008, Mr. Krzysztof Olendzki held the position of an assistant professor at the Warsaw School of Economics. From 1999 to 2001, he was Deputy Director of the Polish Cultural Institute in Rome. Then he worked in the Department of Policy Planning from 2001 to 2004. He also served as Deputy Director or Director of the following departments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Promotion from 2007 to 2008, Africa and the Middle East from 2012 to 2013 and Bureau of Infrastructure from 2013 to 2014. He was appointed Titular Ambassador in 2011. He was also awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.

More information about the Consul General of Poland in Vancouver, Mr. Oldenzki can be found at the following link:

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Listen as Mr. Krzysztof Olendzki discusses some of his main goals as the Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Vancouver.

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Interview with Mr. Krzysztof Olendzki
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Next, Consul General Mr. Krzysztof Olendzki provides advice to the youth interested in pursuing a career in diplomacy.

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Interview with Mr. Krzysztof Olendzki
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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.