Curriculum Vitae

Name: Claire Wählen
Phone: +1 (819) 239-8800
Twitter: @Claire_Wahlen
Linkedin: Claire Wählen
Location: Ottawa, Canada


Professional Experience (relevant)

Program director, NATO’s 70th anniversary – NATO Association of Canada
June 2018 – Currently

Director of Strategic Initiatives – Youth Atlantic Treaty Association – Canada
September 2018 – Currently

Web and graphic designer – Self employed
April 2017- April 2018

Freelance writer– Various (National Post, Maclean’s, others)
January 2016 – February 2017

Parliamentary reporter, national security beat –
April 2014 – January 2016

News Editor, Dalhousie Gazette
October 2013 – May 2014

Volunteer Work (relevant)

Member of the Executive and NAOC representative
Youth Atlantic Treaty Association – Canada

Researcher on the exploratory committee to Elect Emilie Taman to city council

Co-chair of National Conference (term incomplete)
Canadian Association of Journalists

Event planning and social media volunteer
Canadian Association of Journalists – Ottawa chapter

Event planning and social media volunteer
Parliamentary Press Gallery 150th anniversary committee

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression Data entry
Oxfam Ottawa (responding to mailing list opportunities)
Amnesty International online division

Organization membership (Past and present)

Women in Defence and Security (WiDS)
Women in International Security (WIIS)
Equal Voice
Canadian International Council (CIC)

Investigative Reporters and Editors
Canadian Association of Journalists
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression


Bachelor’s in Journalism (Honors) with a double Honour in Political Science from the University of King’s College and Dalhousie University, respectively
Graduated 2014

Graphic Design Certification
California Institute for the Arts – Coursera
Completed May 2017



“O Brother, My Brother: The Importance of Global Organizations Partnering to Progress on Non-Traditional Security Issues” – Paper to be presented at NATO’s Future Seminar in Berlin, Germany

“Canada and the argument for Soft Powers to fight the modern battles” – Paper published at the 2018 Riga Conference in Riga, Latvia

Website design – A Podcast Called INTREPID

Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery 150th committee
2015 – 2016

Burned – an investigative journalism project nominated for a CAJ data journalism award