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Arne Kislenko

Professor, Toronto Metropolitan University

Arne Kislenko is a history professor at TMU and an instructor in international relations at Trinity College, University of Toronto. He teaches modern international relations, including courses on the world wars, the Cold War, the Soviet Union, espionage, terrorism, and comparative foreign policy. Arne has won numerous teaching awards, including the prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship, TMU’s first President’s Award for Teaching Excellence, and the inaugural Province of Ontario Leadership in Faculty Teaching Award. He was also named Ontario’s first “Best Lecturer” following TV Ontario’s first “Academic Idol” series. He has published numerous books, book chapters, and articles on a wide range of topics in international relations. Arne is an editor for the prestigious journal Intelligence and National Security and serves on the executive of the Canadian Association for Intelligence and Security Studies. Several times he has been a Visiting Professor at the Freie Universität Berlin. He appears regularly in the media commenting on contemporary conflicts, national security, and foreign policy. Before academia, Arne served in the Canadian law enforcement and intelligence community, dealing with many high profile cases. He has served as a consultant on national security for the federal government, and as an historical consultant for TV/media programmes and various educational organizations. Arne hosted the National Geographic documentary TV series Living in the Time of Jesus, and worked on numerous international television projects about topics in modern history. Arne is the founder of the International Issues Discussion (IID) lecture series and the Alternative Spring Break (ASB) international development programme at TMU. He also founded and endowed the Dale W. Nelson Memorial Award, which helps fund history students on international academic exchange.


  • Panel C: Impact of Foreign Interference on Canadian Communities (Saturday, April 13 - 10:00 a.m.)

Arne Kislenko

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