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2016 Agenda Working Group


The Halifax International Security Forum invites subject experts with significant practical experience to volunteer their time throughout the summer months to discuss and debate ideas to be addressed head-on at Halifax in November.  The guidance provided by the Agenda Working Group ensures that Halifax International Security Forum plays its part in shaping the coming year’s global security agenda.

Halifax International Security Forum is proud that the agenda presented to its participants each year is acutely relevant and reflects conversations that are happening in capitals around the world.  In the cases where these issues are not yet top-of-mind for decision makers, Halifax International Security Forum is pleased to create those conversations that will gain attention and inspire international action. 


Michael Auslin, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, and Columnist, Wall Street Journal

Alyssa Ayres, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations

Ian Brodie, Associate Director, Centre for Military, Strategic and Security Studies, University of Calgary

Rosa Brooks, Senior Fellow, New America Foundation and Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Leslie Campbell, Senior Associate and Regional Director for Middle East and North Africa Programs, National Democratic Institute

John K. Glenn, Policy Director, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

Camille Grand, Director, Foundation for Strategic Research

Jerrold Green, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Council on International Policy

Joseph Hall, Vice President, Halifax International Security Forum

Heather Hurlburt, Director, New Models of Policy Advocacy Project, New America

Rachel Kleinfeld, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

David J. Kramer, Senior Director for Human Rights and Democracy, The McCain Institute for International Leadership

Francois Lafond, President, Blue Networks and Opportunities

Jacqueline O’Neill, Director, The Institute for Inclusive Security

C. Dixon Osburn, Executive Director, Center for Justice & Accountability

Luis Rubio, Chairman, Center of Research for Development

Christopher Sabatini, Executive Director, Global Americans and Lecturer of International Affairs and Public Policy, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs

Paul Salem, Vice President for Policy and Research, Middle East Institute

Randy Scheunemann, President, Orion Strategies

Robin Shepherd, Senior Advisor, Halifax International Security Forum

Janice Gross Stein, Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management and Founding Director, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Jonathan Tepperman, Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs

Peter Van Praagh, President, Halifax International Security Forum

Kurt Volker, Executive Director, The McCain Institute for International Leadership

W. Bruce Weinrod, Senior Counsel, Global Impact


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