Canada’s NATO Podcasts: Interview with Dr. Taillon

Listen as I interview Dr. Taillon. He is a professor at the Royal Military College in Canada, where he specializes in courses on special operations, intelligence and irregular warfare. As a reserve officer, Colonel Taillon commanded the Toronto Scottish Regiment and served with Canadian, British and American Special forces. He has had military deployments to Oman, Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan.

Dr. Taillon has a Master of Arts in International Relations from the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs, a Master of Arts in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada and a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. Dr. Taillon received his Doctorate in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Listen as Dr. Taillon discusses the significance and impact of teaching courses on special operations, intelligence and irregular warfare at the Royal Military College in Canada.

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NATO ASSOCIATION OF CANADA PART I

Next, listen as Dr. Taillon provides advice to the youth interested in pursuing a career in the military.

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NATO ASSOCIATION OF CANADA PART II

The Mackenzie Institute organized Canada’s Defence Perspectives 2020-2050: Recapitalization and the Canadian Forces Conference in partnership with the NATO Association of Canada and the National Defence. Dr. Taillon was one of the key speakers. Listen as he discusses the significance and impact of this conference.

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NATO ASSOCIATION OF CANADA PART III

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Magdalena Surma

About 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.