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2009 Speakers

Mr. Yukio Okamoto, President, Okamoto Associates, Japan

The Hon. Jeanne Shaheen, Senator, United States Senate

Prof. Dr. Ilter Turan Professor of Political Science, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey

The Hon. Karl-Theodor Freiherr zu Guttenberg, Minister of Defense, Germany

Dr. Kim Changsu, Senior Research Fellow, Korea Institute for Defense Analyses, South Korea

The Hon. Wayne Mapp, Minister of Defence, New Zealand

Mr. Yukio Okamoto, President, Okamoto Associates, Japan

Mr. Michael Schiffer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, East Asia, United States

The Hon. Dr. Mohammed Shtayyeh, Minister of Housing and Public Works, Palestinian National Authority

The Hon. Matan Vilnai, Deputy Minister of Defense, Israel

The Hon. Robert Wexler, Member, United States House of Representatives

Ms. Miriam L. Campanella, Senior Lecturer, International Political Economy, University of Turin

The Hon. Edgars Rinkēvičs, Head of the Chancery of the President, Republic of Latvia

Mr. John Vinocur, Columnist, International Herald Tribune

Dr. Arvind Virmani, Executive Director, International Monetary Fund

General (Retired) Rick Hillier, Former Chief of Defence Staff, Canada

The Hon. John McCain, Senator, United States Senate

Mr. Michael Semple, Research Fellow, Carr Center for Human Policy Rights, Harvard University

Mr. Najam Sethi, Editor-in-Chief, Daily Times, Pakistan

Admiral Mark Fitzgerald, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, U.S. Naval Forces Africa, Allied Joint Force Command Naples

The Hon. Peter G. MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, Canada

The Hon. Eimert van Middelkoop, Minister of Defense, The Netherlands

Mr. Stephen M. Carmel, Senior Vice President, Maritime Services, Maersk Line, Ltd.

The Hon. Espen Barth Eide, State Secretary, Ministry of Defense, Norway

General Walter Natynczyk, Chief of Defence Staff, Canada

General Victor E. Renuart, Jr., Commander, United States Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command

The Hon. Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court

The Hon. Darrell Issa,, Member, United States House of Representatives

The Hon. Ruprecht Polenz, Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs, German Parliament

The Hon. Murat Mercan, Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee, Turkish Grand National Assembly

Mr. Andrei Sannikov, Leader of “European Belarus” and Former Deputy Foreign Minister, Belarus

Mr. Christian Wernicke, U.S. Correspondent, Sueddeutsche Zeitung

The Hon. Nelson Azevedo Jobim, Minister of Defense, Brazil

The Hon. Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, Canada

Mr. J. Robinson West, Chairman of the Board, Founder, and Chief Executive Officer, PFC Energy

The Hon. Stephen Hadley, Senior Advisor for International Affairs, United States Institute of Peace and Former National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush

Mr. Robert Taylor, Principal Deputy Counsel, Department of Defense, United States

Brigadier-General Ken Watkin, Judge Advocate General, Department of National Defence, Canada

Mr. Yukio Okamoto, President, Okamoto Associates, Japan

Admiral James Stavridis, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, and Commander, United States European Command

Mr. Gregory B. Craig, White House Counsel, Executive Office of the President of the United States

Mr. Robert Liberatore, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

The Hon. Christopher Alexander, Former Ambassador to Afghanistan, Canada

Dr. Hina Jilani, Human Rights Lawyer, AGHS Associates Legal Aid Cell, Pakistan

The Hon. Murat Mercan, Founding Member and Deputy Chairman, Justice and Development Party, Turkey

Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones, Shadow Security Minister and National Security Advisor to the Leader of the Opposition, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland

Ms. Sherri Goodman, Senior Vice President, CNA

Dr. Alexander Garza, Assistant Secretary, Department of Homeland Security, United States

The Hon. Matan Vilnai, Deputy Minister of Defense, Israel

Mr. Olexander Scherba, Chief Foreign Policy Advisor to Ukrainian Presidential Candidate Arseniy Yatseniuk

Dr. Peter Berkowitz, Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

The Hon. Pieter De Crem, Minister of Defense, Belgium

Mr. Earl Agron, Vice President, Security and Environment, APL Ltd.

Ms. Karen Oldfield, Chief Executive Officer, Halifax Port Authority

Mr. Jonathan S. Spaner, Commanding Officer, United States Coast Guard

Mr. Francis Delon, Secretary General, National Defense Office, France

Dr. Nicole Lurie, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Resources, United States

Major-General Peter Devlin, Deputy Commander, Canadian Expeditionary Forces Command

The Hon. Pierre Duquesne, Ambassador for Economic Issues, Reconstruction and Development, Minister of Foreign Affairs, France

Ms. Elissa Golberg, Director General, Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force, Canada

The Hon. James Michel, Counselor, United States Agency for International Development

Dr. Camille Grand, Executive Director, The Foundation for Strategic Research, France

The Hon. Stephen Hadley, Senior Advisor for International Affairs, United States Institute of Peace

The Hon. Ellen Tauscher, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Department of State, United States

Mr. Tsuneo “Nabe” Watanabe, Senior Fellow, Tokyo Foundation

The Hon. Pieter De Crem, Minister of Defense, Belgium

Mr. Bruce Jackson, Founder and President, Project on Transitional Democracies

Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones, Shadow Security Minister and National Security Advisor to the Leader of the Opposition, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland

The Hon. Christian Schmidt, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Defense, Germany