Arne Kislenko, PhD
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History and Political Science, University of Western Ontario, London
Master of Arts in History, University of Western Ontario
Doctor of Philosophy in History, University of Toronto
Teaching and research concentrations: International Relations: 19th- and 20th-Century Diplomatic History; U.S. Foreign Policy; Modern Southeast Asia; Contemporary Intelligence and National Security
Dr. Arne Kislenko has been recognized widely for his teaching skills, including being awarded the prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship in 2011. Arne’s other awards include being named the “Best Lecturer in Ontario” by TV Ontario viewers following the first Big Ideas “Academic Idol” television series in 2005. He also received Ryerson University’s first President’s Teaching Award in 2007 and the Ontario government’s inaugural Leadership in Faculty Teaching Award (LIFT) the same year. In 2006 he was inducted as an Honorary Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and won the Ryerson GREET teaching award in Arts in 1999. Dr. Kislenko serves from time to time as a Visiting Professor at Freie Universitat Berlin, and is an Adjunct Professor in International Relations at Trinity College, University of Toronto. His publications include Culture and Customs of Laos (2009), Culture and Customs of Thailand (2004), and The Uneasy Century: International Relations, 1900-1990 (1996, with Margaret MacMillan). He contributed to, and helped edit, Global Perspectives on the United States: Issues and Ideas Shaping International Relations (2008). Recently he helped curate Ryerson’s Black Star photographic exhibit of the Berlin Wall, unveiled at the Canadian Embassy in the German capital to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Wall’s collapse. He also has contributed chapters to several books and published numerous journal and encyclopaedia articles on a wide range of topics in modern international relations history and intelligence and security studies. Dr. Kislenko worked as a Senior Officer with Canada Immigration at Lester B. Pearson Airport between 1989 and 2001, dealing with many high profile national security cases. He appears regularly in the media where he comments on current affairs, including U.S. foreign policy, national security and intelligence, terrorism, immigration, and modern diplomatic history. Dr. Kislenko also is a member of the graduate faculty.
Web site: www.kislenko.com