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2011 Agenda

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18


15:00-15:45 INTRODUCTION
  Mr. Peter Van Praagh, President, Halifax International Security Forum
  OPENING SPEECH
  The Hon. Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, Canada
  KEYNOTE SPEECH
  The Hon. Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense, United States
16:15-17:30 PLENARY 1: WHAT’S CHANGED SINCE 9/11?: OUR ENEMIES? OURSELVES? THE WORLD?
  Mr. Zaffar Abbas, Editor-in-Chief, Dawn
  Mr. Francis Delon, Secretary General for National Defense, France
  Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter, Bert G. Kerstetter ‘66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University
  The Hon. Mark Udall, Senator, United States
  MODERATOR: Mr. Gideon Rose, Editor, Foreign Affairs
   
18:00-19:00 RECEPTION
   
19:00-21:00 GALA DINNER
   
21:30-23:00 NIGHT OWLS
  1. The Chinese Century: Do We Prepare? Or Can We Prevent?  
  The Hon. Peter Jennings, Deputy Secretary for Strategy, Australian Department of Defence
  The Hon. Song Min-soon, Member, National Assembly, South Korea
  MODERATOR: Mr. Tom Clark, Chief Political Correspondent, Global News
  2. Iran: Pivot of the Middle East?
  Dr. Shlomo Avineri, Professor of Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  Dr. Ramin Jahanbegloo, Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto
  Mr. Alireza Nader, International Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation
  MODERATOR: Ms. Nazanin Afshin-Jam, President and Co-Founder, Stop Child Executions
  3. Beyond Borders: Transnational Trafficking and Crime
  Major General Antony Bertram Anderson, Chief of Defence Staff, Jamaica
  The Hon. Dragan Šutanovac, Minister of Defense, Serbia
  The Hon. Victor Toews, Minister of Public Safety, Canada
  MODERATOR: Ms. Helga Flores Trejo, Nonresident Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe, The Brookings Institution
   

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19


8:30-9:45 PLENARY 2: WHAT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT: WHEN? WHERE? WHOM?
  Lt. Gen. Charles Bouchard, Combined Joint Task Force Commander, Operation Unified Protector, NATO
  Dr. Camille Grand, Executive Director, The Foundation for Strategic Research, France
  The Hon. Suat Kınıklıoğlu, AK Party Central Executive Board Member, Turkey
  The Hon. Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, Canada
  MODERATOR: Ms. Raghida Dergham, Columnist and Senior Diplomatic Correspondent, Al Hayat
   
10:15-11:30 PLENARY 3: SPRING FORWARD, FALL BACK: REVOLUTIONS AND THEIR REMAINS
  Sheik Mohammed Abu Luhoum, Head, Justice and Building Party, Yemen
  Mr. David Kramer, President, Freedom House
  Mr. Paul Salem, Director, Carnegie Middle East Center, Lebanon
  Dr. Radwan Ziadeh, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies
  MODERATOR: Ms. Kathleen Koch, Author and Journalist
   
12:00-13:15 PLENARY 4: 问题是经济,笨蛋。 (It’s the Economy, Dumb Eggs)
  Mr. James Hoge, Chairman, Human Rights Watch
  Mr. Alan Mendoza, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Henry Jackson Society
  The Hon. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, Distinguished Statesman, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  MODERATOR: The Hon. Pamela Wallin, Chair, Senate National Security and Defence Committee, Canada
   
14:30-15:00 HALIFAX CHAT
  The Hon. Ehud Barak, Minister of Defense and Deputy Prime Minister, Israel
  MODERATOR: Mr. Robin Shepherd, Director, International Affairs, Henry Jackson Society
   
15:00-16:00 PLENARY 5: THE UNITED STATES IN 2012: SUPER POWER, SUPER ENABLER OR STAY AT HOME PARENT?
  The Hon. John McCain, Senator, United States
  The Hon. Mark Udall, Senator, United States
  MODERATOR: Mr. Jonathan Tepperman, Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs 
   
16:30-17:45 PLENARY 6: BUT, CAN WE AFFORD IT? SMART SECURITY IN THE AGE OF LESS
  Gen. Stéphane Abrial, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, NATO
  The Rt. Hon. Dr. Liam Fox, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom
  The Hon. Swanee Hunt, Chair, Institute for Inclusive Security
  The Hon. Ljubica Jelušič, Minister of Defense, Slovenia
  The Hon. Jeanne Shaheen, Senator, United States
  MODERATOR: Ms. Jeanne Meserve, Member, George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute and Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Advisory Group
   
19:30-21:30 SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER SESSIONS
  1. China: As Told By Its Neighbors
  The Hon. Luvsanvandan Bold, Minister of Defense, Mongolia
  Vice Adm. P.S. Das, Executive Council, Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses, India
  HOSTED BY: Mr. Richard McGregor, Financial Times
   
  2. Federal Europe or Failed Europe
  The Hon. Ján Kubiš, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
  The Hon. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, Distinguished Statesman, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  HOSTED BY: Mr. Bruce Jackson, Founder andPresident, Project on Transitional Democracies
   
  3. Friendship First: North America in the World
  The Hon. David Jacobson, Ambassador of the United States to Canada
  The Hon. Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, Canada
  The Hon. Julian Ventura, Undersecretary for North American Affairs, Mexico
  HOSTED BY: Mr. Ron Covais, Senior Partner, Détente Group
   
  4. Fukushima Follow-up: The Future of Nuclear Power
  Mr. Martin Klingst, Washington Bureau Chief, Die Zeit
  The Hon. Kazuo Sunaga, Director General for International Affairs, Ministry of Defense
  HOSTED BY: Mr. W. Bruce Weinrod, Distinguished Research Fellow, National Defense University
   
  5. Insights From Israel
  The Hon. Ehud Barak, Minister of Defense and Deputy Prime Minister, Israel
  HOSTED BY: Mr. Jonathan Weisstub, Chairman of the Board, Halifax International Security Forum
   
  6. Iraq: Mission Accomplished (?)
  Mr. Michael Hastings, Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone
  Ms. Nancy Youssef, Chief Pentagon Correspondent, McClatchy’s Newspapers
  HOSTED BY: Mr. Joseph Wood, Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States
   
  7. Northern Exposure: What’s at Stake in the Arctic
  Gen. Walter Natynczyk, Chief of the Defence Staff, Department of National Defence, Canada
  HOSTED BY: Dr. David Bercuson, Senior Research Fellow, Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute, University of Calgary
   
  8. People’s Choice: Security Policy and Public Opinion Polls
  Mr. Darrell Bricker, Chief Executive Officer, Ipsos Public Affairs
  Mr. Peter Brodnitz, Principal, Benenson Strategy Group
  HOSTED BY: Mr. John Glenn, Policy Director,U.S. Global Leadership Coalition
   
  9. Perfume Not Poppies: Investing in Post-Conflict Societies
  Mr. Scott Gilmore, Founder and Executive Director, Peace Dividend Trust
  Ms. Barb Stegemann, Chief Executive Officer, The 7 Virtues Beauty, Inc.
  HOSTED BY: Ms. Shari Bryan, Vice President, The National Democratic Institute
   
  10. Protecting Information: Too much (Cyber)Security or Too Much (Cyber)Space
  Mr. Rafal Rohozinski, Principal, The SecDev Group
  Mr. Marc Goodman, Senior Fellow, Canada Centre for Global Security Studies and the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
  HOSTED BY: Dr. Paul Cornish, Professor ofInternational Security, University of Bath
   
  11. Putin Part 2: The Empire Strikes Back
  Mr. IIgar Mammadov, Chairman, Republicanist Alternative (REAL) Movement, Azerbaijan
  The Hon. Vasil Sikharulidze, Chairman, Atlantic Council of Georgia
  HOSTED BY: Mr. David Kramer, President, Freedom House
   
  12. Texting for Change: Rise of Non-Governmental Actors
  Mr. Scott Carpenter, Principal, Google Ideas
  Mr. Eric Nonacs, Vice President for Alliances and Partnerships, Skoll Global Threats Fund
  HOSTED BY: Ms. Heather Hurlburt, Executive Director, National Security Network
   
  13. Today’s Technologies, Tomorrow’s Battles, and the Laws that (Try To) Govern Them
  Gen. Stéphane Abrial, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, NATO
  Brigadier General Blaise Cathcart, Judge Advocate General, Canadian Armed Forces
  HOSTED BY: Mr. Dixon Osburn, Director of the Lawand Security Program, Human Rights First
   
  14. Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Etc.
  Dr. Payam Akhavan, Associate Professor,McGill University
  The Hon. Paul von Maltzahn, Executive Vice-President, German Council on Foreign Relations
  Mr. Nadim Houry, Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Section, Human Rights Watch
  HOSTED BY: Mr. Leslie Campbell, Senior Associate and Regional Director for Middle East and North Africa Programs, The National Democratic Institute
   
  15. Turkey Dinner
  Ms. Smadar Perry, Journalist, Israel
  Mr. Michael Werz, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
  HOSTED BY: Ms. Diba Nigar Göksel, Editor-in-Chief, Turkish Quarterly
   

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20


9:00-10:15 BREAKFAST SESSIONS
  1. Pakistan: Serial Proliferator or Serious Partner?
  Mr. Francois Géré, Director, French Institute for Strategic Analysis
  The Hon. Said Tayeb Jawad, Chief Executive Officer, Capitalize LLC
  The Hon. Kurt Volker, Managing Director, International, BGR Group
  MODERATOR: Mr. Ishaan Tharoor, Writer/Editor, TIME 
   
  2. Fixing the Fixable: Middle East Peace
  The Hon. Said Abu-Ali, Minister of the Interior, Palestinian National Authority
  Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Amos Gilad, Director of Policy and Political Military Affairs, Israel
  MODERATOR: Mr. Randy Scheunemann, Owner and President, Orion Strategies
   
  3. Hemispherics: The Americas in the World
  Mr. Ian Brodie, Strategic Advisor, Inter- American Development Bank
  Ms. Helga Flores Trejo, Nonresident Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe, The Brookings Institution
  The Hon. Julian Ventura, Undersecretary for North American Affairs, Mexico
  MODERATOR: Mr. Michael Werz, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
   
10:30-11:45 PLENARY 7: MY KIND OF NATO?: CHICAGO 2012
  Mr. James Appathurai, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, NATO
  The Hon. Gerald Howarth, Minister for International Security Strategy, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom
  Mr. Bruce Jackson, Founder and President, Project on Transitional Democracies
  MODERATOR: Ms. Mercedes Stephenson, Reporter, CTV News Channel
   
12:15-13:30 PLENARY 8: IT’S THAT TIME: SHARING GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY
  Mr. Mobasshar Javed Akbar, Editorial Director, India Today 
  Mr. Hakan Altinay, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
  The Hon. Masafumi Ishii, Ambassador for Policy Planning and International Security Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
  Dr. Joanisval Brito Gonçalves, Senior Counselor for Foreign Affairs and Defense, Senate of Brazil
  MODERATOR: Mr. Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large for The Atlantic and Editor-in-Chief of AtlanticLIVE

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