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2013 Agenda

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22

INTRODUCTION

ON THE RECORD
 Mr. Peter Van Praagh, President, Halifax International Security Forum

OPENING SPEECH

ON THE RECORD
The Hon. Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, Canada

KEYNOTE SPEECH 

ON THE RECORD
The Hon. Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense, United States

PLENARY 1
The West Today: Calculated Power or Complete Paralysis? 
ON THE RECORD
SPEAKERS:  Ms. Rosa Brooks, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center and Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New American Foundation; H.E. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Minister of Defense, Kingdom of the Netherlands; Mr. Ivan Krastev, Chairman, Centre for Liberal Strategies; H.E. Moshe Yaalon, Minister of Defense, Israel 
MODERATOR: Mr. Gideon Rose, Editor, Foreign Affairs

RECEPTION
LOCATION: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

GALA DINNER

WELCOME REMARKS:
Presentation of the Halifax Builder Award
Remarks from The U.S. Congressional Delegation

DINNER REMARKS: Mr. Peter Mansbridge, Chief Correspondent and Anchor of “The National”, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 

NIGHT OWLS

OFF THE RECORD
Iran: New Face, Old Regime? 
LOCATION: Tradewinds
SPEAKERS: Mr. Joseph Cirincione, President, Ploughshares Fund; Major-General (Ret.) Amos Gilad, Head of the Political-Military and Policy Bureau, Ministry of Defense, Israel 
MODERATOR: Mr. Jackson Diehl, Deputy Editorial Page Editor, The Washington Post

OFF THE RECORD
Is Cyber Offense the Best Cyber Defense?
LOCATION: Atlantic Ballroom
SPEAKERS: General (Ret.) James E. Cartwright, Harold Brown Chair in Defense Policy Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Mr. Rafal Rohozinski, Principal and Chief Executive Officer, the SecDev Group; Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones, Special Representative to Business on Cybersecurity, House of Lords, United Kingdom
MODERATOR: Dr. Carla Robbins, Adjunct Senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

OFF THE RECORD
African Security: Where is the Next Mali?
LOCATION: Harbour B
SPEAKERS: Ms. Christine Beerli, Permanent Vice-President, International Committee of the Red Cross; General (Ret.) Lamine Cissé, Former Chief of Defense Staff, Senegal; Dr. Chris Fomunyoh, Senior Associate and Regional Director for Central and West Africa, National Democratic Institute; Mr. Pierre Lellouche, Deputy for the First District of Paris, French National Assembly
MODERATOR: Dr. John Glenn, Policy Director, US Global Leadership Coalition

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23

BREAKFAST
LOCATION: Elements Dining Room at the Westin Nova Scotian

PLENARY 2
Bloody Autocracy, Religious Kleptocracy, Unstable Democracy: In Search of Better Choices for the Middle East (and Beyond) 
ON THE RECORD
SPEAKERS: Mr. Leslie Campbell, Senior Associate and Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa Programs, The National Democratic Institute; The Hon. Tim Kaine, Senator (D-VA), United States; Ms. Heba Morayef, Egypt Director, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch; Mr. George Sabra, President, Syrian National Council 
MODERATOR: Ms. Lyse Doucet, Chief International Correspondent and Presenter, BBC World Service

COFFEE BREAK

PLENARY 3
If Democracies Won’t, Alternatives Will: Reviving Global Responsibility 
ON THE RECORD
SPEAKERS: The Rt. Hon Dr. Liam Fox, Member of Parliament for North Somerset, United Kingdom; The Hon. Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; The Hon. John McCain, Senator (R-AZ), United States; The Hon. Alexander Vershbow, Deputy Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organization 
MODERATOR: Ms. Kathleen Koch, Author and Journalist

COFFEE BREAK

PLENARY 4
From India to the Americas: The Trials and Tribulations of a New Pacific Order 
ON THE RECORD
SPEAKERS: Mr. MJ Akbar, Editor-in-Chief, Sunday Guardian; H.E. Rodrigo Hinzpeter, Minister of National Defense, Republic of Chile; Dr. Masashi Nishihara, President, Research Institute for Peace and Security, Japan; The Hon. Kevin Rudd, 26th Prime Minister and Member of Parliament, Australia 
MODERATOR: Mr. Jonathan Tepperman, Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs

LUNCH
LOCATION: Atlantic Ballroom

HALIFAX CHAT
ON THE RECORD
SPEAKER: Mr. David Kramer, President, Freedom House
MODERATOR: Mr. Robin Shepherd, Director, International Affairs, Henry Jackson Society

PLENARY 5
Robot Wars: The Technology Strikes Back 
ON THE RECORD
SPEAKERS: Dr. Mary (Missy) Cummings, Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems, Director, Human and Automation Laboratory Human-Systems Engineering Track, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Dr. Neil Gershenfeld, Director, The Center for Bits and Atoms, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; The Hon. Jane Harman, Director, President and Chief Executive Officer, the Woodrow Wilson Center; General Jean-Paul Paloméros, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, North Atlantic Treaty Organization 
MODERATOR: Mr. Tom Clark, Chief Political Correspondent, Global News

COFFEE BREAK

PLENARY 6
Arctic Encounters: Hot Commodities, Cold War
ON THE RECORD
SPEAKERS: The Hon. Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, Canada; H.E. Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Iceland; H.E. Nicolai Wammen, Minister of Defense, Denmark 
MODERATOR: Mr. Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic

PRE-DINNER RECEPTION
Location: VIA Rail Station

DINNER SESSIONS 
ALL SESSIONS OFF THE RECORD
Climate Change as Background Music? 
WITH: The Hon. Governor Howard Dean, Former Governor of Vermont; The Hon. Gary Doer, Ambassador of Canada to the United States; Mr. Esa Pulkkinen, Director General, Defence Policy Department, Ministry of Defense, Finland 
HOSTED BY: Mr. Michael Werz, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Dangerous Liaisons: Relying on Corrupt Allies
WITH: Ms. Sarah Chayes, Senior Associate, Democracy and Rule of Law Program and South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Mr. Gideon Rose, Editor, Foreign Affairs 
HOSTED BY: Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

@DigitalDiplomacy #Really? 
WITH: H.E. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, North Atlantic Treaty Organization; Dr. Janice Stein, Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto; Ms. Alexis Wichowski, Media Analyst, United States Mission to the United Nations
HOSTED BY: Mr. Scott Carpenter, Deputy Director, Google Ideas

Drone: On 
WITH: Dr. Mary (Missy) Cummings, Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems, Director, Human and Automation Laboratory Human-Systems Engineering Track, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Mr. Farea al Muslimi, Yemen’s Colleague, Resonate Yemen 
HOSTED BY: Mr. Dixon Osburn, Director, Law and Security Program, Human Rights First

Egypt: Mummified Democracy
WITH: The Hon. Wendy Chamberlin, President, Middle East Institute; The Hon. Dr. Mona Makram-Ebeid, Former Member of Advisory Council, Supreme Council of the Armed Forces; Ms. Heba Morayef, Egypt Director, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch
HOSTED BY: Mr. David Kramer, President, Freedom House

Europe’s Eastern Partners: Promise Fulfilled or Promise Denied
WITH: Mr. Bruce Jackson, Founder and President, Project on Transitional Democracies; H.E. Roman Jakič, Minister of Defense, Republic of Slovenia
HOSTED BY: Mr. James Appathurai, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Political Affairs and Security Policy, North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Finders, Keepers?: The Challenge of Getting New Energies to Market
WITH: Mr. James Baker, Principal Deputy Director, Strategic Plans and Policy and Strategist to the Chairman, Joint Staff, United States; Mr. Jason Bordoff, Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs & Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs
HOSTED BY: Mr. Laurent Ruseckas, Senior Advisor, IHS

Guns and Butter: Development as Defense?
WITH: Vice Admiral (Ret.) Premvir Das, Member of the Executive Council, Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses
HOSTED BY: Dr. John Glenn, Policy Director, US Global Leadership Coalition

Impotent or Important: Europe’s Role in Global Security
WITH: H.E. Pedro Morenés Eulate, Minister of Defense, Kingdom of Spain; H.E. Hubert Védrine, President, François Mitterrand Institute
HOSTED BY: Mr. W. Bruce Weinrod, Senior Advisor, Global Impact Inc.

Leading Latins: Up and Coming in the Western Hemisphere
WITH: Ms. Diana Quintero Cuello, Deputy Minister of Defense for Strategy and Planning, Ministry of National Defense, Colombia; Mr. Daniel Restrepo, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
HOSTED BY: Ms. Helga Flores Trejo, Principal External Relations Advisor, Inter-American Development Bank

Merkel’s Germany
WITH: Dr. Josef Joffe, Editor, Die Zeit; H.E. Werner Wnendt, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Canada
HOSTED BY: Dr. Ulf Gartzke, Managing Partner and Founder, Spitzberg Partners LLC

Multilateralism Today: Who Are the Cooks? Where is the Kitchen? 
WITH: H.E. Espen Barth Eide, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway; Dr. Roland Paris, Director, Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa
HOSTED BY: Ms. Heather Hurlburt, Senior Advisor, National Security Network

North Korea: What Do We Know?
WITH: H.E. Baek Seung Joo, Vice Minister of National Defense, Republic of Korea; Dr. Sue Mi Terry, Senior Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University 
HOSTED BY: Mr. John MacDonell, Partner, Stewart McKelvey

Nuke-Free or Nuke-Full? Disarmament vs. Proliferation
WITH: The Hon. Lincoln Bloomfield, Chairman, Stimson Center; Mr. Joseph Cirincione, President, Ploughshares Fund
HOSTED BY: Mr. Camille Grand, Director, The Foundation for Strategic Research

Pakistan and the West: Friends Without Benefits?
WITH: The Rt Hon. Dr. Liam Fox, Member of Parliament for North Somerset, United Kingdom; H.E. Hussain Haqqani, Senior Fellow and Director for South and Central Asia, Hudson Institute 
HOSTED BY: H.E. Peter Semneby, Ambassador of Sweden to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Peaking China: The Shrinking Rise
WITH: Ms. Anja Manuel, Principal, RiceHadleyGates LLC; Dr. Masashi Nishihara, President, Research Institute for Peace and Security, Japan 
HOSTED BY: Dr. Michael Auslin, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and Columnist, the Wall Street Journal    

Russia: Bear With Us (Or Against Us) 
WITH: The Hon. Vasil Sikharulidze, Chairman, Atlantic Council of Georgia; The Hon. Alexander Vershbow, Deputy Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
HOSTED BY: Mr. Randy Scheunemann, President, Orion Strategies

Space: Big Enough for All of Us? 
WITH: General (Ret.) Walter J. Natynczyk, President, Canadian Space Agency; H.E. Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma, High Commissioner of India to Canada 
HOSTED BY: Mr. Cesar Jaramillo, Program Officer, Project Ploughshares

Syria, Syria
WITH: Dr. Steven Heydemann, Vice President, Center for Applied Conflict Research, US Institute for Peace; Mr. Mouaz Moustafa, Executive Director, The Syrian Emergency Task Force
HOSTED BY: Mr. Andrew Tabler, Senior Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Trade as a Weapon: The Art of Economic Statecraft
WITH: The Hon. Dr. Paula Dobriansky, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University; Ms. Celina Realuyo, Assistant Professor of National Security Affairs, William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University 
HOSTED BY: Mr. Ian Brodie, Research Director, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

Turkey at 90: The Future of the Secular Republic 
WITH: Mr. Cengiz Çandar, Journalist, Radikal Daily; Mr. Yusuf Muftuoglu, Advisor to the President, Republic of Turkey
HOSTED BY: The Hon. Suat Kınıklıoğlu, Executive Director of STRATIM and Former Member of Parliament, Turkey

Yes We Scan: Privacy and/or Security in a Democracy
WITH: H.E. Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman, Munich Security Conference; The Hon. Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada 
HOSTED BY: Dr. Carla Robbins, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

A SPECIAL MUSICAL PERFORMANCE BY MR. BABA SALAH OF GAO, MALI
LOCATION: Lobby Bar

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24

5K RUN WITH CANADIAN MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEFENCE ROB NICHOLSON
LOCATION: Westin Lobby

BREAKFAST SESSION
OFF THE RECORD
Afghanistan 2014: Withdrawal Symptoms
LOCATION: Atlantic Ballroom
SPEAKERS: General (Ret.) John R. Allen, Distinguished Fellow, The Brookings Institution; Mr. James Appathurai, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, North Atlantic Treaty Organization; Mr. Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Senior Correspondent and Associate Editor, The Washington Post; The Hon. Sabrina Saqeb, Co-Founder, Institute for Rethinking Policies, Research Institute for Women, Peace and Security, Afghanistan 
MODERATOR: Ms. Sarah Chayes, Senior Associate, Democracy and Rule of Law Program and South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

ON THE RECORD
Premier of Greenland
LOCATION: Harbour B
SPEAKERS: The Honourable Aleqa Hammond, Premier of Greenland 

OFF THE RECORD
Power to the People: New Energy Sources from Democratic Nations
LOCATION: Harbour B
SPEAKERS: Mr. Jason Bordoff, Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs & Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs; Dr. Gal Luft, Co-Director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security; The Hon. Tom Perriello, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for American Progress Action Fund; Dr. Vaclav Smil, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Environment and Geology, University of Manitoba 
MODERATOR: Mr. Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic

PLENARY 7
Free Radicals (With Return Tickets): Boston, Nairobi, and the Future of Terrorism
ON THE RECORD 
SPEAKERS: The Hon. Stephen Blaney, Minister of Public Safety, Canada; The Hon. Arnaud Danjean, Chair, Subcommittee on Security and Defence, European Parliament; H.E. Pedro Morenés, Minister of Defense, Kingdom of Spain; Mr. Farea al Muslimi, Yemen’s Colleague, Resonate Yemen 
MODERATOR: Mr. Robin Shepherd, Director, International Affairs, Henry Jackson Society

COFFEE BREAK

PLENARY 8
WMD: Whose Moral Dilemma? 
ON THE RECORD
SPEAKERS: H.E. Philippe Errera, Director, Strategic Affairs, Ministry of Defense, France; H.E. Hussain Haqqani, Senior Fellow and Director for South and Central Asia, Hudson Institute, The Rt. Hon. Andrew Murrison, Minister for International Security Strategy, United Kingdom; The Hon. Kurt Volker, Executive Director, the McCain Institute for International Leadership
MODERATOR: Ms. Jeanne Meserve, Senior Fellow, George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute

CLOSING LUNCH
LOCATION: Atlantic Ballroom

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