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Arne Kislenko

Title:

History

Office:

Department of History

Specialization:

Department of History

Biography:

Arne Kislenko is an Associate Professor of History at Ryerson University and Adjunct Professor in the International Relations Program at Trinity College and the Munk School for International Studies at the University of Toronto. He has won numerous awards for his teaching, including the 3M National Teaching Fellowship (2011) and Ryerson University's first President's Award for Teaching Excellence (2007). In Fall 2005, he was named Ontario's "Best Lecturer" by TV Ontario following its first "Academic Idol" contest. He appears regularly in the media commenting on current affairs, including U.S. foreign policy, national security, terrorism, immigration, and modern diplomatic history.

In his 2012 TEDx talk, Arne Kislenko rails against the ahistorical nature of western society, which has put educators at war with two formidable enemies – apathy and ignorance. The solution, he says, is to reform the education system so that it places greater emphasis on arts and humanities, and encourages young people to explore the world beyond their home country.

Department:

Arne Kislenko has won numerous awards for his teaching, including the 3M National Teaching Fellowship (2011) and Ryerson University's first President's Award for Teaching Excellence (2007). In Fall 2005, he was named Ontario's "Best Lecturer" by TV Ontario following its first "Academic Idol" contest. He appears regularly in the media commenting on current affairs.