Dr. Arne Kislenko
Associate Professor of History, Ryerson University and Instructor, International Relations Programme, Trinity College, University of Toronto
Arne Kislenko is an Associate Professor and the Undergraduate Programme Director of History at Ryerson University, and an instructor in the International Relations Program at Trinity College/the Munk School for International Studies at the University of Toronto. His teaching focus is on 19th and 20th century international relations, and includes courses on the two world wars, the Cold War, the history of espionage/intelligence services, comparative foreign policy, modern Southeast Asia, and culture/identity/nationalities.
He has won numerous awards for his teaching, including the prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship (2011), Ryerson University’s first President’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2007), the inaugural Province of Ontario Leadership in Faculty Teaching (LIFT) Award (2007), and being named as an Honourary Member of the Golden Key Society (2006). In Fall 2005 he was named Ontario’s “Best Lecturer” by TV Ontario following its first “Academic Idol” contest. In the summers of 2011 and 2008 he was a Visiting Professor at the Freie Universitat Berlin International Summer programme (FUBIS). In 2006 he served as a Visiting Professor at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Freie Universitat Berlin.
He appears regularly in the media commenting on current affairs, including U.S. foreign policy, national security, terrorism, immigration, and modern diplomatic history. He has also served as a consultant on national security matters for the federal government and as an historical advisor for several news and television programmes. Recently Arne hosted the National Geographic television documentary series “Living in the Time of Jesus” (2010-11), and he is currently working on other television documentary projects.