Program director with the NATO Association of Canada, formerly a parliamentary reporter focused on national and digital security.   

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About Claire



I’m a program director and junior research fellow with the NATO Association of Canada.

My role is to design and coordinate a year of programming to celebrate NATO’s 70th anniversary in Canada through the NATO Association and with partners in the diplomatic, academic and interested third-party groups.

I graduated from the University of King’s College with a Bachelor in Journalism (honours) and a double honour in Political Science from Dalhousie University. I did so because I truly believe journalism’s main impetus should be to increase the level of dialogue in citizens, not customers.

I’ve worked as a parliamentary reporter, covering national and digital security while at, for two and a half years. I’ve also had bylines in the National Post, the Telegraph Journal, the Chronicle Herald, Vice and more.

I’m open to volunteer and contract positions, as well as community building and leadership roles. I am mulling an application for my master’s degree in the winter of 2018 in international relations and welcome any insights and tips.

(Photo credit: Dan Clarke, website available here)

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Contact and resumé



You can always email me at
(Encryption is an option, drop me a line for details.)

I’m very active on Twitter at @Claire_Wahlen.

Also on Instagram.

And LinkedIn.

Do you still use a phone as a phone? Me too! Happy to give my number to anyone looking for it.

None of that work for you? Maybe use the contact field below.


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