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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,


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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