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2012 Agenda

 

2012 Halifax International Security Forum Agenda

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

 

INTRODUCTION


Mr. Peter Van Praagh, President, Halifax International Security Forum

 

OPENING REMARKS


The Hon. Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, Canada

 

PLENARY 1: What is the New Normal and When Will it Get Here

Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman, Munich Security Conference
Paula Dobriansky, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs David E. Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times

MODERATOR: Gideon Rose, Editor, Foreign Affairs

 

RECEPTION

 

GALA DINNER


The Hon. Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, Canada

The Hon. John McCain, Senator (R-­‐AZ), United States


The Hon. Senator Mark Udall, Senator (D-­‐CO), United States

Marc Goodman, Global Security Advisor, Singularity University

 

NIGHT OWLS

1. Après Europe


Liam Fox, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom


Bruce Jackson, Founder and President, Project on Transitional Democracies

Bogusław Winid, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Poland

MODERATOR: Josef Joffe, Publisher-­‐Editor, Die Zeit

 

2. Holding Back the tide: Facing climate change

Sharon Burke, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs, US Department of Defense


Gary Doer, Ambassador of Canada to the United States


Lisa Friedman, Deputy Editor, ClimateWire

MODERATOR: Michael Werz, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

 

3. Off the Beaten path: Where’s Next in terrorism? Counterterrorism?

C. Dixon Osburn, Director, Law and Security Program, Human Rights First


Camille Grand, Director, Foundation for Strategic Research


Shlomo Avineri, Professor of Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


James Baker, Principal Deputy Director, Joint Staff, Strategic Plans and Policy, US Department of Defense

MODERATOR: Heather Hurlburt, Executive Director, National Security Network

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

 

PLENARY 2: Syria’s Terror, the Middle East’s Tragedy

Cengiz Çandar, Journalist, Radikal Daily, Turkey


Raghida Dergham, Columnist and Senior Diplomatic Correspondent, Al Hayat

Safeen Muhsin Dizayee, Leadership Member, Kurdistan Democratic Party

Afra Jalabi, Member of Syrian National Council


MODERATOR: Kevin Newman, Anchor, Question Period, CTV News

 

PLENARY 3: Mischief or Miscalculation? China and the Rise of Confusion-­‐ism

Kazuyuki Yamazaki, Ambassador for Policy Planning and International Security Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan


Mobasshar Javed Akbar, Editorial Director, India Today and Headlines Today

James Miller, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, US Department of Defense

Paul Maddison, Commander, Royal Canadian Navy


MODERATOR: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-­‐at-­‐Large, The Atlantic

 

PLENARY 4: The Good Guys? The Special Burden of Democratic Nations

Minister Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, Canada

John McCain, Senator (R-­‐AZ), United States


Josef Joffe, Publisher-­‐Editor, Die Zeit


Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno, Minister of Defence, Colombia

MODERATOR: Kathleen Koch, Author and Journalist

 

HALIFAX CHAT

Mohammed Shtayyeh, Minister, Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction


Brigadier General Shlomo Brom, Senior Research Associate, Institute for National Security Studies

MODERATOR: Robin Shepherd, Director, International Affairs, Henry Jackson Society

 

PLENARY 5: American Global leadership After the Election

Shlomo Avineri, Professor of Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Pauline Neville‐Jones, Patron to Cyber Security Challenge and Special Government Representative to Business on Cyber Security, House of Lords, United Kingdom

Mark Udall, Senator (D-­‐CO), United States

MODERATOR: Jonathan Tepperman, Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs

 

PLENARY 6: North America Off Foreign Oil and its Impacts Everywhere Else

Alison Redford, Premier, Alberta


John Barrasso, Senator (R-­‐WY), United States


Fabrice Pothier, Head of Policy Planning, North Atlantic Treaty Organization

MODERATOR: Tom Clark, Chief Political Correspondent, Global National News

 

DINNER SESSIONS

1. Criminal Networking, Global Threats


WITH: Victor Toews, Minister of Public Safety, Public Safety Canada


WITH: Pedro Cateriano, Minister of Defense, Peru


HOSTED BY: Adam Blackwell, Secretary for Multidimensional Security, Organization of American States

 

2. Diplomacy in the Age of Youtube

WITH: Leonard Lidov, Co-­‐Founder, President and CEO, Morningside Analytics


WITH: Derrick Ashong, Former Host of The Stream, Ashong Ventures LLC


HOSTED BY: Peter Boehm, Ambassador of Canada to the Federal Republic of Germany

 

3. Get a Grip: Gaining Control of Loose Weapons and Loose Chemicals


WITH: Lincoln Bloomfield, Jr., Chairman, Stimson Center


WITH: Christian Schmidt, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Defense, Germany


HOSTED BY: Janice Stein, Director, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

 

4. Impacting Industry: Technology Transfers and the Costs of International Defense Policy

WITH: Stéphane Abrial, Former Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, North Atlantic Treaty Organization

WITH: Mike Greenley, Chair, Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries

HOSTED BY: Bruce Weinrod, Senior Advisor, Global Impact, Inc.

 

5. India: How Involved in the World?


WITH: Neelam Deo, Director, Gateway House, Indian Council on Global Relations

WITH: Premvir Das, Executive Council, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

HOSTED BY: Daniel Kurtz-­‐Phelan, Senior Fellow, Center for Policy Research, New Delhi, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

 

6. Just Do It: Middle East Peace

WITH: Shlomo Brom, Senior Research Fellow and Director, Program on Israel-­‐Palestinian Relations, Institute for National Security Studies


HOSTED BY: Klaus Linsenmeier, Executive Director, Heinrich Böll Foundation North America

 

7. Learning from Israel

WITH: Jeremy Issacharoff, Deputy Director General for Strategic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel


WITH: Hilary Krieger, Washington Bureau Chief, Jerusalem Post

HOSTED BY: Robin Shepherd, Director, International Affairs, Henry Jackson Society

 

8. Mexico Matters

WITH: Julian Ventura, Undersecretary for North American Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico


WITH: Ian Brodie, Strategic Advisor, Inter­‐American Development Bank


HOSTED BY: Helga Flores Trejo, Principal External Relations Advisor, Inter-­American Development Bank

 

9. The Natural Gas Revolution and the Future of Global Energy security

WITH: Sharon Burke, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs, US Department of Defense


WITH: Gal Luft, Co-Director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security

HOSTED BY: Robbie Diamond, Founder, President and CEO, Securing America’s Future Energy

 

10. North Korea’s New Kim: Just like the Old Kim?

WITH: Nobushige Takamizawa, President, National Institute for Defense Studies


WITH: Russell Trood, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister for Eastern Europe, Australia

HOSTED BY: Michael Auslin, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; and Columnist, Wall Street Journal

 

11. Pakistan: Pivotal?

WITH: Liam Fox, MP, British Parliament

WITH: Ahmed Rashid, Journalist and Author

HOSTED BY: Joshua Foust, Fellow, American Security Project

 

12. Responding to Massacre: NATO’s Role

WITH: Dov Zakheim, Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies and Senior Fellow, Center for Naval Analysis


WITH: Blaise Cathcart, Judge Advocate General, Canadian Forces


HOSTED BY: Mike Abramowitz, Director, Committee on Conscience, United States Holocaust Museum

 

13. The Right and Responsibility to Report the News

WITH: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-­‐at-­‐Large, The Atlantic


WITH: David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, New York Times

HOSTED BY: Gideon Rose, Editor, Foreign Affairs

 

14. Russia, Still

WITH: Vasil Sikharulidze, Chairman, Atlantic Council of Georgia


WITH: Andris Teikmanis, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Latvia

HOSTED BY: David Kramer, President, Freedom House

 

15. Sanctions: Effective Tool or Old Fashion Delay Tactic?

WITH: Ali Alfoneh, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute


HOSTED BY: Roland Paris, University Research Chair in International Security and Governance, University of Ottawa

 

16. Securing Global supply chains

WITH: Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, Canada


WITH: Said Jawad, CEO, Capitalize LLC


HOSTED BY: Stephen Flynn, Professor and Founding Co-­‐Director, George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security, Northeastern University

 

17. Sphinx-­‐Like: Egypt

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


WITH: Smadar Perry, Middle East Senior Editor, Yediot Aharonot Daily


HOSTED BY: Matthew Kaminski, Member, Editorial Board, Wall Street Journal

 

18. Strategic Warfare in Cyberspace

WITH: Pauline Neville-­‐Jones, Patron to Cyber Security Challenge and Special Government Representative to Business on Cyber Security, House of Lords, United Kingdom


WITH: Eneken Tikk-­‐Ringas, Senior Fellow for Cyber Security, IISS Middle East Office

HOSTED BY: Rafal Rohozinski, Principal and CEO, The SecDev Group

 

19. Syria

WITH: Andrew Tabler, Senior Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

WITH: Lokman Slim, Director, Hayya Bina


HOSTED BY: Suat Kınıklıoglu, Director, Center for Strategic Communications

 

20. Triple A: Building Confidence in the Arctic, Amazon and the Antarctic

WITH: Guy Thibault, Chairman, Inter-­‐American Defense Board


WITH: Eirik Øwre Thorshaug, State Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Norway

HOSTED BY: Carsten Søndergaard, Permanent Ambassador of Denmark to NATO

 

21. Work in Progress: Humanitarian and Development Assistance After Haiti

WITH: Johanna Mendelson Forman, Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies


WITH: Antonio Jorge Ramalho da Rocha, Professor of International Relations, University of Brasilia

HOSTED BY: John Glenn, Policy Director, US Global Leadership Coalition

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18

 

BREAKFAST SESSIONS

1. Border Patrolling: How To?

Antony Anderson, Chief of the Defence Staff, Jamaica Defence Forces


Yusuf S. Muftuoglu, Communications and Public Diplomacy Advisor to the President of Turkey


MODERATOR: Robin Shepherd, Director, International Affairs, Henry Jackson Society

 

2. Confronting Iran

Christian Schmidt, Parliamentary State Secretary of Defense, Federal Ministry of Defense, Germany


Geneive Abdo, Fellow, Stimson Center


Ariel Levite, Nonresident Senior Associate, Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

MODERATOR: Oussama Safa, First Social Affairs Officer, United Nations Economic and Social Development Commission in Western Asia

 

PLENARY 7: Is Afghanistan Pakistan’s Problem? (Or Vice Versa?)

Saad Mohseni, Chairman and CEO, Moby Group


Ahmed Rashid, Journalist and Author, Pakistan


Amrullah Saleh, Former Intelligence Chief, Afghanistan


General Abdul Rahim Wardak, Senior Defense Adviser and Former Minister of Defense, Afghanistan

MODERATOR: Elise Labott, Foreign Affairs Reporter, CNN

 

Plenary 8: Automated or Automatic? Cyber, Drones and the Consequences of Modern Warfare


Mohammed Abu Lahoum, Head, Justice and Building Party, Yemen

Elisa Massimino, President and CEO, Human Rights First

Jean Paul Paloméros, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, North Atlantic Treaty Organization


Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, Public Safety Canada


Rafal Rohozinski, Principal and CEO, The SecDev Group

MODERATOR: Jeanne Meserve, Senior Fellow, George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute

 

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