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2014 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. 


Michael Auslin

Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and Columnist, Wall Street Journal


Ian Brodie

Research Director, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary


Rosa Brooks

Senior Fellow, New America Foundation and Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center


Leslie Campbell

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


Helga Flores Trejo

Principal External Relations Advisor, Inter-American Development Bank


John K. Glenn

Policy Director, US Global Leadershp Coalition


Camille Grand

Director, Foundation for Strategic Research


Joseph Hall

Vice President, Halifax International Security Forum


Sasha Havlicek

Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Strategic Dialogue


Heather Hurlburt

Director, New Models of Policy Change Project, New America


Rachel Kleinfeld

Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; President Emeritus, Truman National Security Project


David J. Kramer

President, Freedom House


Jacqueline O’Neill

Director, The Institute for Inclusive Security


Peter Van Praagh

President, Halifax International Security Forum


Dixon Osburn

Executive Director, Center for Justice and Accountability


Randall Scheunemann

President, Orion Strategies


Robin Shepherd

Publisher, The Commentator


Julianne Smith

Senior Vice President, Beacon Global Strategies LLC; Former Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President


Janice Gross Stein

Director, Munk School of Global Affairs; Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto


Jonathan Tepperman

Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs


Kurt Volker

Executive Director, The McCain Institute for International Leadership


W. Bruce Weinrod

Senior Advisor, Global Impact, Inc.


Michael Werz

Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress


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