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2012 Agenda Working Group


The Halifax International Security Forum invites subject experts with significant practical experience to volunteer their time throughout the summer months to discuss and debate ideas to be addressed head-on at Halifax in November.  The guidance provided by the Agenda Working Group ensures that Halifax International Security Forum plays its part in shaping the coming year’s global security agenda.

Halifax International Security Forum is proud that the agenda presented to its participants each year is acutely relevant and reflects conversations that are happening in capitals around the world.  In the cases where these issues are not yet top-of-mind for decision makers, Halifax International Security Forum is pleased to create those conversations that will gain attention and inspire international action. 


In building the 2012 agenda for the November Summit, Halifax International Security Forum works to keep its finger on the pulse of international events that shaped the world in the past year.  The Agenda Working Group meets throughout the summer months to discuss and debate ideas to be addressed head-on at Halifax in November. In so doing, Halifax International Security Forum endeavors to play its part in shaping next year’s international security agenda.  Please join us by being an active participant.

Michael Auslin

Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute and Columnist, Wall Street Journal


Leslie Campbell

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


Helga Flores Trejo

Principal External Relations Advisor, Inter-American Development Bank


John Glenn

Policy Director, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition


Joseph Hall

Vice President, Halifax International Security Forum


Heather Hurlburt

Executive Director, National Security Network


Bruce Jackson

Founder and President, Project on Transitional Democracies


David Kramer

President, Freedom House


Dixon Osburn

Director, Law and Security Program, Human Rights First


Roland Paris

University Research Chair in International Security and Governance, University of Ottawa


Robin Shepherd

Director, International Affairs, Henry Jackson Society


Janice Stein

Director, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto


Jonathan Tepperman

Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs


Peter Van Praagh

President, Halifax International Security Forum


Kurt Volker

Executive Director, McCain Institute, ASU


Bruce Weinrod

Senior Advisor, Global Impact, Inc.


Michael Werz

Senior Fellow, National Security Team, Center for American Progress

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