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2011 Participants

 

Zaffar Abbas

Editor-in-Chief, Dawn

 

Stéphane Abrial

Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, NATO

 

Said Abu-Ali

Minister of the Interior, Palestinian National Authority

 

Mohammed Abu Lahoum

Head, Justice and Building Party, Yemen

 

Nazanin Afshin-Jam

President and Co-Founder, Stop Child Executions

 

Ho-Young Ahn

Ambassador at Large for G20 and Deputy Minister of Trade, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

 

Mobashar Jawed Akbar

Editorial Director, India Today

 

Payam Akhavan

Associate Professor, McGill University

 

Rinat Akhmetshin

Director, International Eurasian Institute for Economic and Political Research

 

Mohammad Al Abdallah

Founder, Committee for Families of Political Prisoners

 

Rafat Al-Akhali

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Resonate! Yemen

 

Hakan Altinay

Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

 

Antony Anderson

Chief of Defence Staff, Jamaica Defence Force

 

James Appathurai

Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, NATO

 

Benjamin Armbruster

National Security Editor, ThinkProgress.org

 

Scott Armstrong

Member of Parliament, Parliament of Canada

 

Neyla Arnas

Senior Research Fellow, National Defense University

 

Shlomo Avineri

Professor of Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

Yusuf Azim

Client Services Director, Capitalize LLC

 

Kenneth Baer

Senior Advisor & Associate Director for Communications and Strategic Planning, White House Office of Management and Budget

 

Ehud Barak

Minister of Defense and Deputy Prime Minister, Israel

 

Jennifer Barrett

Office of Senator Mark Udall,

 

Brook Barrington

Deputy Secretary of Defence (Policy and Planning), New Zealand

 

Daniela Bassan

Partner and Board Member, Stewart McKelvey

 

David Bercuson

Senior Research Fellow, Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute, University of Calgary

 

Jean Betermier

Advisor to the President and CEOs, European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS)

 

Scott Blackburn

Director LCS and Program Development, General Dynamic Bath Iron Works

 

Shella Blackburn

 

Peter Boehm

Ambassador, Embassy of Canada

 

Ray Boisvert

Assistant Director, Intelligence, Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)

 

Luvsanvandan Bold

Minister of Defense, Ministry of Defense, Mongolia

 

Charles Bouchard

Combined Joint Task Force Commander, Operation Unified Protector, NATO

 

Darrell Bricker

Chief Executive Officer, Ipsos Public Affairs

 

Yves Brodeur

Permanent Representative to NATO, Canada

 

Ian Brodie

Strategic Advisor, Inter-American Development Bank

 

Peter Brodnitz

Principal, Benenson Strategy Group

 

Christian Brose

Foreign Policy and National Security Advisor, Office of Senator John McCain

 

George Brown

Head of North America & Asia Pacific Department, International Relations Division, Office of the Undersecretary of Defence

 

Shari Bryan

Vice President, The National Democratic Institute

 

Joshua Busby

Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

 

Munkhjargal Byamba

Chief, Office of the Minister of Defense, Mongolia

 

Mark Cameron

Director, Global Public Policy, Research in Motion Ltd.

 

Leslie Campbell

Senior Associate and Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa Programs, The National Democratic Institute

 

Gordon Campbell

High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Canadian High Commission

 

Francisco Carlos Modesto

Deputy of Strategic Intelligence Department, Ministry of Defense, Brazil

 

Scott Carpenter

Principal, Google Ideas

 

Blaise Cathcart

Judge Advocate General, Canadian Armed Forces

 

Stephen Chan

Professor of International Relations, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

 

Edward Chow

Senior Fellow, Energy Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

 

Tom Clark

Chief Political Correspondent, Global National News

 

Steve Clemons

Senior Fellow, American Strategy Program, New America Foundation

 

Robert Cléroux

Chief Warrant Officer, Canadian Armed Forces

 

David Collenette

Senior Counsellor-Public Affairs, Hill & Knowlton

 

J.C. Collin

Deputy Commander, Canada Command

 

Nusret Cömert

Chairman of the Board, PETFORM

 

Paul Cornish

Professor of International Security, University of Bath

 

Ronald Covais

Senior Partner, Détente Group

 

Steve Covington

International Affairs Advisor to the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, NATO

 

P.S. Das

Executive Council, Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses

 

Gregory David

CEO, GRI Capital

 

Pieter De Crem

Minister of Defense, Ministry of Defense, Belgium

 

Francis Delon

Secretary General for National Defense, Office of the Prime Minister, France

 

Raghida Dergham

Columnist and Senior Diplomatic Correspondent, Al Hayat

 

André Deschamps

Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Canadian Air Force

 

Karen DeYoung

Associate Editor, Washington Post

 

Allen Dillon

Executive VP, Defence and Aerospace, Bluedrop

 

Paula Dobriansky

Senior Vice President and Global Head of Government & Regulatory Affairs, Thomson Reuters

 

Gary Doer

Ambassador of Canada to the United States,

 

Dan Dugas

Director General, Communications and Marketing, Transport Canada

 

Paul Eaton

Senior Advisor, National Security Network

 

David Ellis

Regional Chaplain, The Atlantic Jewish Council

 

Charles Emmerson

Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Development Programme, Chatham House

 

Mieke Eoyang

National Security Director, Third Way

 

Marcia Terezinha

 

Esteves Modesto

 

Robert Evershed

Principal, Prospectus Associates

 

Julian Fantino

Associate Minister of National Defence, Department of National Defence, Canada

 

Dean Fealk

Partner and Group Chair, DLA Piper

 

Mary Fetchet

Founding Director, Voices of September 11th

 

Helga Flores Trejo

Foreign Policy Fellow, The Brookings Institution

 

Robert Fonberg

Deputy Minister of National Defence, Department of National Defence, Canada

 

Johannha Mendelson Forman

Senior Associate, Center for Strategic & International Studies

 

Liam Fox

Member of Parliament, British Parliament

 

Ulf Gartzke

Director, Washington Office, Hanns-Seidel-Foundation

 

Jennifer Gearey

Director of Communications, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

 

Mike Geiger

Chief Operating Officer, CEO

 

Francois Géré

Director, French Institute for Strategic Analysis

 

Amos Gilad

Director, Policy and Political Military Affairs, Ministry of Defense, Israel

 

Scott Gilmore

Founder and Executive Director, Peace Dividend Trust

 

John Glenn

Policy Director, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

 

Jean-François Godbout

Major, Canadian Army

 

Diba Nigar Göksel

Editor-in-Chief, Turkish Policy Quarterly

 

Thomas Gomart

Director for Strategic Development, Institut Français des Relations Internationales

 

Joanisval Gonçalves

Senior Counselor on Foreign Affairs and Defense, Senate of Brazil

 

Marc Goodman

Senior Fellow, Canada Centre for Global Security Studies and the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

 

David Gough

Chair, Atlantic Chapter, American Chamber of Commerce in Canada

 

Ladislav Graber

Defense Attaché, Ministry of Defense, Republic of Slovenia

 

Bill Graham

Chairman, The Atlantic Council of Canada

 

Camille Grand

Executive Director, The Foundation for Strategic Research

 

Mike Greenley

Vice President, General Dynamics Canada Limited

 

Maryscott Greenwood

Executive Director, Canadian American Business Council

 

Ken Gude

Managing Director of the National Security and International Policy Program, Center for American Progress

 

Kristin Haffert

Principal, Haffert Global

 

Joe Hall

Vice President, Halifax International Security Forum

 

Allison Hart

Information Officer, US & Canada, Public Diplomacy Division, NATO

 

Michael Hastings

Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone

 

Doug Hattaway

President, Hattaway Communications

 

Laurie Hawn

MP, Edmonton-Centre, Parliament of Canada

 

Kerry Healey

President, Friends of the Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan

 

Kevron Henry

Major, Jamaica Defense Force

 

Peter Hogan

Vice President, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Nova Scotia

 

James Hoge

Chairman, Human Rights Watch

 

Thomas Homberg

Corporate Vice-President, Head of Strategic Coordination, EADS

 

Matthew Mark Horn

Co-Executive Director, American Jewish Congress

 

Nadim Houry

Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch

 

Andrew House

Chief of Staff, Public Safety Canada

 

Gerald Howarth

Minister for International Security Strategy, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom

 

Sotiraq Hroni

Executive Director, Institute for Democracy and Mediation

 

Peter Hughes

Executive Director, The Potsdam Foundation

 

Rex Hughes

Visiting Fellow, Cyber Security, Wolfson College, Cambridge University

 

Swanee Hunt

Chair, Institute for Inclusive Security

 

Heather Hurlburt

Executive Director, National Security Network

 

Ravic Huso

Political Advisor, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, NATO

 

Masafumi Ishii

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

 

Oscar Izurieta

Undersecretary of Defense, Ministry of National Defense, Chile

 

Bruce Jackson

Founder and President, Project on Transitional Democracies

 

David Jacobson

United States Ambassador to Canada, Embassy of the United States of America, Canada

 

Charles Jacoby, Jr.

Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command

 

Ramin Jahanbegloo

Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto

 

Jackson Janes

Executive Director, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies

 

Tom Jarmyn

Director of Parliamentary Affairs, Public Safety Canada

 

Said Jawad

Chief Executive Officer, Capitalize LLC

 

Ljubica Jelušič

Minister of Defense, Ministry of Defense, Slovenia

 

Brian Jenkins

Senior Advisor, RAND Corporation

 

Peter Jennings

Deputy Secretary for Strategy, Australian Department of Defence

 

Markus Kaim

Head of International Security Program, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik

 

Brian Katulis

Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

 

Jonathan Kay

Columnist, National Post

 

Patrick Keller

Coordinator, Foreign and Security Policy, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

 

Ariel Kenet

 

Kai Michael Kenkel

Assistant Professor, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

 

Persis Khambatta

Fellow, Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies

 

Matthew King

Associate Deputy Minister of Defence, Department of National Defence, Canada

 

Suat Kınıklıoğlu

AK Party Central Executive Board Member, Justice and Development Party, Turkey

 

Martin Klingst

Bureau Chief Washington DC, Die Zeit

 

Hans-Ulrich Klose

Deputy Chairperson of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany

 

Kathleen Koch

Author, Journalist

 

David Kramer

President, Freedom House

 

Chad Kreikemeier

Defense and Foreign Policy Advisor, Senator Jeanne Shaheen

 

Ján Kubiš

Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

 

David Kurtz

Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief, Talking Points Memo

 

Ron L’esperance

Associate Consultant, CFN Consultants

 

Francois Lafond

Member of the Scientific Committee, Institute of European Democrats

 

Amer Latif

Visiting Fellow, Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies

 

Gérard Latulippe

President, Rights and Democracy

 

Paul LeBlanc

President, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

 

Peter Lichtenbaum

Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

 

Edward Lieberman

 

Kadri Liik

Director, International Centre for Defence Studies

 

David Luxton

Chairman, Allen-Vanguard Corporation

 

Brian Macdonald

Legislative Secretary, Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick

 

John MacDonell

Chief of Staff, Department of National Defence, Canada

 

Peter MacKay

Minister of National Defence, Department of National Defence, Canada

 

Victoria Mackay

Business Development Manager, Middle East Fellow, The Henry Jackson Society

 

George MacLean

Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, University of Manitoba

 

Paul Maddison

Commander Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Navy

 

Dan Mader

Chief of Staff, Associate Minister of National Defence, Canada

 

Ilgar Mammadov

Chairman, Republicanist Alternative (REAL) Movement, Azerbaijan

 

Bruno Marescaux

Advisor for International and Strategic Affairs, Office of the Secretary General for National Defense, France

 

John McCain

Senator, United States

 

Richard McGregor

Washington Bureau Chief, Financial Times

 

Jamie McIntyre

Newscaster, NPR

 

Alan Mendoza

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Henry Jackson Society

 

Jeanne Meserve

Homeland Security Correspondent, CNN

 

Leo Michel

Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute for National Strategic Studies-National Defense University

 

James Miley

Director, Government Relations, Cameco Corporation

 

Song Min-Soon

Member, National Assembly, South Korea

 

Michel Miraillet

Director for Strategic Affairs, Ministry of Defense, France

 

György Molnár

Director General for Security Policy and NonProliferation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Hungary

 

Roger Mombourquette

Senior Vice President, Special Missions Operations & Training Division, Provincial Aerospace

 

Oliver Moore

Atlantic Bureau Chief, The Globe and Mail

 

Jeff Mullen

Director of Enterprise Development, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

 

Vago Muradian

Host, Defense News

 

Alireza Nader

International Policy Analyst, Rand Corporation

 

Filipe Nasser

Political Affairs Officer, Embassy of Brazil

 

Walter Natynczyk

Chief of the Defence Staff, Department of National Defence, Canada

 

Andrew Needs

New Zealand High Commissioner to Canada, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

 

Eric Nonacs

Vice President for Alliances and Partnerships, Skoll Global Threats Fund

 

Natalie Nougayrède

Diplomatic Correspondent, Le Monde

 

Kevin O’Shea

Minister, Political, Canadian Embassy, United States

 

Bernard O’Rourke

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, I.M.P. Group International Inc.

 

Dixon Osburn

Director, Law and Security Program, Human Rights First

 

Leon Panetta

Secretary of Defense, United States

 

Jay Paxton

Director of Communications, Department of National Defence, Canada

 

Anne Penketh

Program Director, British American Security Information Council (BASIC)

 

Tom Perriello

Former Representative, United States Congress

 

Smadar Perry

Middle East Senior Editor, Yediot Aharonot Daily

 

Carole Piovesan

Associate, McCarthy Tetrault

 

Yonca Poyraz Doğan

Diplomatic News Editor, Today’s Zaman Newspaper

 

Nili Priell

 

Arben Qirezi

Executive Director, Institute for Policy Support Research Analysis and Training (IMPAKT)

 

Ross Reid

Deputy Minister, Voluntary and Non-Profit Secretariat, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

 

Stephen Rigby

National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, Privy Council Office, Canada

 

Colin Robertson

Vice President, Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute

 

John Rogers

Chief Executive Officer, Stewart McKelvey

 

Rafal Rohozinski

Principal, The SecDev Group

 

Leah Romero

Senior Manager, Chief Executives Organization

 

Gideon Rose

Editor, Foreign Affairs

 

Simone Roworth

Staff Officer, Australian Deputy Secretary Strategy

 

Craig Rowsell

Hill and Knowlton Canada,

 

Daniel Runde

Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, Center for Strategic and International Studies

 

Tomoyuki Saito

Foreign Service Officer, Public Diplomacy Planning Division, Public Diplomacy Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

 

Paul Salem

Director, Carnegie Middle East Center, Lebanon

 

Konstantin Samofalov

Member of Parliament, National Assembly, Serbia

 

Jo-Anne Scharf

Regional Director, Nova Scotia, Public Safety

 

Randall Scheunemann

Owner and President, Orion Strategies

 

Ulrich Schlie

Director of Policy Planning and Advisory Staff, Federal Ministry of Defense, Germany

 

Daniela Schwarzer

Head of Research Division EU Integration, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik

 

Peter Semneby

EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus, Council of the European Union

 

Jeanne Shaheen

Senator, United States

 

Robin Shepherd

Director, International Affairs, Henry Jackson Society

 

Greg Sheridan

Foreign Editor, The Australian, The Weekend Australian

 

Mohammed Shtayyeh

Minister, Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction

 

Vasil Sikharulidze

Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Democratic Republic of Georgia

 

Jill Sinclair

Assistant Deputy Minister of Defence, Department of National Defence, Canada

 

Donald Sinclair

Director General, Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada

 

Anne-Marie Slaughter

Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University

 

Anton Smith

U.S. Consul General, U.S. Consulate General—Halifax

 

Milan Solar

Deputy Secretary General, Slovak Atlantic Commission

 

James Soligan

Director, Deloitte

 

John Spratt

Co-Chair, United States-Canada Permanent Joint Board on Defence

 

Elena Stefoi

Ambassador to Canada, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Romania

 

Barbara Stegemann

Founder, The 7 Virtues Communications Group

 

Janice Stein

Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

 

Ray Sturgeon

Managing Senior Partner, CFN Consultants

 

Kazuo Sunaga

Director General for International Affairs, Ministry of Defense, Japan

 

Dragan Šutanovac

Minister of Defense, Ministry of Defense, The Republic of Serbia

 

Michael Svetlik

Vice President, Programs, IFES

 

Andrew Tabler

Next Generation Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

 

Tadae Takubo

Vice President, Japanese Institute of National Fundamentals

 

Piragibe Tarrago

Brazilian Ambassador to Canada, Brazilian Embassy, Canada

 

Jeff Tasseron

Chief of Transformation organization, National Defence Headquarters

 

Chris Taylor

Chief Executive Officer, Mission Essential Personnel

 

Jonathan Tepperman

Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs

 

Ishaan Tharoor

Writer/Editor, Time Magazine/Global Spin

 

Eneken Tikk-Ringas

Legal Advisor and Scientist, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence

 

Victor Toews

Minister of Public Safety, Public Safety Canada

 

Mark Udall

Senator, United States

 

Ludwig Van Der Veken

Secretary-General & Chief of the Cabinet, Ministry of Defense, Belgium

 

Peter Van Praagh

President, Halifax International Security Forum

 

Robert Vass

Secretary General, Slovak Atlantic Commission

 

Mauricio Velasquez

Defence Attaché, Ministry of Defense, Chile

 

Julian Ventura

Undersecretary for North American Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico

 

Erik Vilstrup Lorenzen

Ambassador, Royal Danish Embassy

 

John Vinocur

Columnist, International Herald Tribune

 

Kurt Volker

Managing Director, International, BGR Group

 

Paul von Maltzahn

Executive Vice-President, German Council on Foreign Relations

 

Christoph von Marschall

US Correspondent, Washington Bureau Chief, Tagesspiegel

 

Alexandr Vondra

Minister of Defense, Ministry of Defence, Czech Republic

 

Alexandre Vulic

Foreign Affairs Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France

 

Caroline Wadhams

Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

 

W. Bruce Weinrod

Distinguished Research Fellow, National Defense University

 

Jonathan Weisstub

Head of New Partnerships, Infrastructure Ontario

 

Michael Werz

Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

 

Jon Western

Five Colleges Associate Professor of International Relations, Mount Holyoke and the Five Colleges, Inc.

 

Kathryn White

Executive-Director, United Nations Association in Canada

 

Joseph Whited

Congressional Liaison, United States Department of Defense

 

Alexis Wichowski

Media Analyst, US Mission to the United Nations, US Department of State

 

Joseph Wood

Senior Resident Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

 

Noboru Yamaguchi

Speical Adviser to the Cabinet, Professor of Strategy and Military History, National Defense Academy

 

Michael Yardley

Assistant Chief of Defence Staff, New Zealand Defence Force

 

Angelic Young

Manager of Policy Initiatives, The Institute for Inclusive Security

 

Nancy Youssef

Chief Pentagon Correspondent, McClatchy Newspapers

 

İslam Yusufi

Founder, Board Member, Analytica

 

Marcin Zaborowski

President, Polish Institute of International Affairs

 

Dov Zakheim

Senior Advisor and Senior Fellow, CSIS and CNA

 

Radwan Ziadeh

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies

 

Markus Ziener

Correspondent, Handelsblatt

 

Miriam Ziv

Ambassador of Israel to Canada, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel

 

Karl-Theodor Freiherr zu Guttenberg

Distinguished Statesman, Center for Strategic and International Studies

 

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