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Leaders and experts will discuss the US presidential election, Syria, China, and more—full conference streamed live HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, November 15, 2012—Leaders from more than 50 countries will gather November 16-18 at the Halifax International Security Forum to discuss pressing security issues, including the impact of the American presidential election on the rest of the world, the turmoil in Syria, the continued rise of China, energy security, cybersecurity and modern warfare. Beginning Friday, November 16, Halifax will welcome Canadian Minister of National Defence Peter MacKay, a congressional delegation led by U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Mark Udall (D-CO); Alison
With the generous support of the Canadian government, the Halifax International Security Forum was founded in 2009 as a program within the German Marshall Fund of the United States. The first Halifax Forum put Halifax, Nova Scotia on the map as the natural meeting place in North America for informed leaders from the military, government, business, academia and the media. The second conference in November 2010 confirmed Halifax International Security Forum’s prominent place on the international calendar by attracting leaders from 44 countries.
Now an independent organization, Halifax International Security Forum continues to be funded by a generous grant from the government of Canada. In 2011, Halifax was proud to welcome Foreign Affairs as its Media Partner. The 2013 Forum will again highlight the most pressing issues for international security decision-makers and feature participants from some 50 countries.