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2021 HALIFAX INTERNATIONAL SECURITY FORUM

DATE
November 19-21, 2021

LOCATION
Halifax, Nova Scotia

PARTICIPANTS
300

Your safety is our top priority.

The 2021 Halifax International Security Forum is a fully vaccinated event.

Health and Safety Protocol:

*Proof of Vaccination is required.

*Masks and hand sanitizer will be available throughout the hotel.

*Fresh air will be pumped in to the main hall during all plenary sessions.

*Wearing a mask is mandatory at all times in public places unless actively eating or drinking or speaking during a session.

*Fresh air will be pumped in to the main hall during all plenary sessions.

*On-site testing is available throughout the weekend at our on-site testing facility.

Download Health & Safety Guidelines for the 2021 Forum as PDF

Health and Safety Protocol:

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
Senior Advisor for Asia, Halifax International Security Forum, Payson J. Treat Fellow in Contemporary Asia, Hoover Institute, Stanford University

Alyssa Ayres
Dean, Elliott School of International Affairs George Washington University

Ian Brodie
Program Director, Canadian Global Affairs Institute and University of Calgary

Rosa Brooks
Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law and Policy, Georgetown University Law Center

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

Dean Fealk
Chair, Global Strategy & Innovation, Halifax International Security Forum, Managing Partner, DLA Piper

John Glenn
Policy Director, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

Jerrold Green
President and Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Council on International Policy

Heather Hurlburt
Director, New Models of Policy Change, New America

Rachel Kleinfeld
Senior Fellow, Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

François Lafond
Special Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs, Republic of North Macedonia

Paz Magat
Director, Peace With Women Fellowship, Halifax International Security Forum

C. Dixon Osburn
Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Roland Paris
Professor of International Affairs, University of Ottawa

Luis Rubio
Member of the Board of Directors, HFX;Chairman, Mexico-Evalua;Former Chairman, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations

Chris Sabatini
Senior Fellow for Latin America, Chatham House

Randy Scheunemann
Strategic Counselor, Halifax International Security Forum

Robin Shepherd
Vice President, Halifax International Security Forum

Janice Stein
President, Halifax International Security Forum

Peter Van Praagh
Director, New Models of Policy Change, New America

Kurt Volker
Senior International Advisor, Advisory Board Member, BGR Group

W. Bruce Weinrod
Adjunct Professor, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Plenary Sessions

  • After the Fall –
  • The Next 9/11: From Kabul or From California (or from some lab we haven’t heard of yet)? –
  • W.W.J.M.D? (What would John McCain do?)–
  • #StandTogetherOnChina
  • Post-Pandemic: Heed Expectations, Heal Globalization
  • Fires and Landslides and Droughts, Oh My!
  • China’s Quantum Leap Backward
  • –Keep the Faith

Informal Sessions

  • Afghanistan: Why?
  • The African Century
  • Arctic Allies: Warm Up
  • At the Summit of Democracy
  • Battlespace: Tech
  • Belarus Hijacked
  • Caribbean Matters
  • Climate, Climate, Blah, Blah, Blah: Dealing with Bad Faith Actors
  • Corruption: Corrosive
  • Culture Change: Making Militaries Stronger
  • Forward Defense: Ameri-can or Ameri-can’t
  • France + Aukus = Fracas
  • Geopolitics Today: Toward Tech Mate
  • The Importance of Indo-Pacom
  • NATO’s Winning, Russia’s Whining
  • Private Space
  • Quad: Join the Q
  • Refugees: Lessons from “None is Too Many”
  • Supply Chain Solutions: Rare Earth Recycled
  • Taiwan Strong
  • Taliban’s Survival, Global Jihad’s Revival
  • Tracking Hacking: AI, Quantum and Whatever Else Comes Next
  • Ukraine: Liberty on the Line
  • Without Merkel: Europe and the Future of Transatlantic Relations
  • Xinjiang: Genocide 2022

Download 2021 Topical Agenda as PDF

Check out the 2021 Forum Program in English and French.

Fatima Akilu

Executive Director, NEEM Foundation, Nigeria

Farea Al Muslimi

Chairman and Co-Founder, Sana'a Center for Strategic Studies, Yemen

Raed al-Saleh

Co-Founder and Director, Syria Civil Defence, Turkey

Fauziya Ali

Founder and President, Women In International Security Kenya; Chair, Sisters without Borders, Kenya

Anita Anand

Minister of National Defence, Department of National Defence, Canada

Antony Anderson

Commissioner of Police, Jamaica Constabulary Force, Jamaica

James Appathurai

Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO, Canada

John Aquilino

Commander, United States Indo-Pacific Command, United States

Michael Arthur

President, Boeing International, United Kingdom

Michael Auslin

Payson J. Treat Distinguished Research Fellow in Contemporary Asia, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, United States

Tariq Shah Bahramee

Former Minister of Defense, Ministry of Defense, Afghanistan, Afghanistan

James Baker

Director, Office of Net Assessment, United States Department of Defense, United States

Falah Bakir

Senior Foreign Policy Adviser to the President, Kurdistan Regional Government, Kurdistan Region - Iraq

Mustafa Barghouti

Secretary General and Co- Founder, Palestinian National Initiative, Palestine

Lale Bartoschek

Chief of Branch Recruitment, Federal Ministry of Defence, German Armed Forces, Germany 2019 Peace With Women Fellow

Rob Bauer

Chair of the Military Committee, NATO, Netherlands

Oscar Becerra

Director, Global Due Diligence Program and Senior Manager, Citi Security and Investigative Services, Member, Colectivo de Análisis de la Seguridad con Democracia, Mexico

Benedetta Berti-Alberti

Head, Policy Planning, Office of the Secretary General, NATO, Italy

Peter Beyer

Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation, Federal Foreign Office; Member, Bundestag, Germany

Ajay Bisaria

High Commissioner of India to Canada, High Commission of India to Canada, India

Biljana Blazheska

Colonel, Military Adjutant to the President of the Republic of North Macedonia, North Macedonia 2021 Peace With Women Fellow

Peter Boehm

Senator for Ontario, Senate, Canada

Elanor Boekholt- O'Sullivan

Major General, Netherlands Armed Forces, Netherlands 2019 Peace With Women Fellow

Krista Bouckaert

Colonel, Director, Canadian Forces Grievance Authority, Department of National Defence, Canada 2021 Peace With Women Fellow

Catherine Bourdès

Brigadier General, Deputy Director of French Higher Military Education Directorate for Higher Military Studies, France 2021 Peace With Women Fellow

Derric Bowes-Lyon

Derric Bowes-Lyon

Darrell Bricker

CEO, Ipsos Public Affairs, Canada

Laura Bridge

Managing Director, HFX, United States

Scott Brison

Vice-Chair of Investment and Corporate Banking, BMO Capital Markets, Canada

Ian Brodie

Program Director, Canadian Global Affairs Institute and University of Calgary, Canada

Katherine Brucker

Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the United States in Ottawa, United States

Matthew Bryza

Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Din Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council, United States

Bettina Cadenbach

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

Leslie Campbell

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

Gilles Carbonnier

Vice-President, International Committee of the Red Cross, Switzerland

Scott Carpenter

Director, Policy and International Engagement, Jigsaw, United States

Joyce Carter

President and CEO, Halifax International Airport Authority; Chair, Canadian Airports Council, Canada

Nancy Chahwan

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

Steven Chase

Senior Parliamentary Reporter, The Globe and Mail, Canada

Byung-Ho Chung

Professor, Hanyang University, Republic of Korea

Richard Clarke

Commander, United States Special Operations Command, United States

Eliot Cohen

Director, Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, United States

J. Michael Cole

Chief Editor and Research Fellow, The Prospect Foundation, Taiwan

Maia Comeau

Founder, Keeper of the Commons, United States

Hélène Conway-Mouret

Senator, Senate, France

James Coomarasamy

Senior Presenter, BBC Radio and World Service, United Kingdom

Chris Coons

Senator from Delaware, United States Senate, United States

Alexander Dalziel

Director, Geopolitics and National Security Programme, Canada School of Public Service, Canada

Arnaud Danjean

Vice-Chair, Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats), European Parliament, France

Rick Davis

Partner, Stonecourt Capital, United States

Jennifer de Poorter

Colonel, G3 of the Operational Headquarters, Royal Marechaussee, Netherlands 2021 Peace With Women Fellow

Andrew Desiderio

Congressional Reporter, POLITICO, United States

Louise des Jardins

Group Captain, Director Joint Effects / J3E, Royal Australian Air Force, Australia 2021 Peace With Women Fellow

Paula Dobriansky

Senior Fellow, Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, United States

Onno Eichelsheim

Chief of Defence, Netherlands Armed Forces, Netherlands

Mai El-Sadany

Managing Director; Legal and Judicial Director, The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, United States

Erinç Evren Elmas

Colonel, Cost Analysis Commission Leader, Air Logistics Command, Turkish Air Force, Turkey 2021 Peace With Women Fellow

Süleyman Savaş Erdem

CEO, OYAK, Turkey

Joni Ernst

Senator from Iowa, United States Senate, United States

Comfort Ero

Interim Vice President and Program Director, Africa, International Crisis Group, United Kingdom

Norbert Eschborn

Director, Canada Office, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V., Canada

Wayne Eyre

Acting Chief of the Defence Staff, Canadian Armed Forces, Canada

Richard Fadden

Chair of the Strategic Advisory Council, AGDA Group; Senior Advisor, Capital Hill Group; Senior Fellow, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa, Canada

Paul Fagan

Director for Human Rights and Democracy Programs, McCain Institute for International Leadership, United States

Renée Filiatrault

Former Director of Communications, Minister of National Defence; Advisory Board, Network for Strategic Analysis on Defence and Security, Canada

Andy Fillmore

Member of Parliament for Halifax, House of Commons, Canada

Andrew Fishbein

Head of Policy Relations, HFX, United States

Richard Florizone

President and CEO, International Institute for Sustainable Development, Canada

Robert Fonberg

Distinguished Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Canada

Richard Fontaine

CEO, Center for a New American Security, United States

Spencer Forgo

Member, Office of the Chair, ATCO, Canada

Liam Fox

Member of Parliament, House of Commons , United Kingdom

Bruce Friedman

Deputy Director, Office of Brazilian and Southern Cone Affairs, United States Department of State, United States

Matthias Gebauer

Chief Correspondent, Der Spiegel, Germany

Donika Gërvalla- Schwarz

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of the Republic of Kosovo, Republic of Kosovo

Rob Gillies

Canada Bureau Chief, Associated Press, Canada

John Glenn

Senior Director, International Forum for Democratic Studies, National Endowment for Democracy, United States

Mark Goldberg

Editor-in-Chief, UN Dispatch, United States

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

4th President, Government of the Republic of Croatia, Republic of Croatia

Katherine Graef

Colonel (retired), United States Special Operations Command, United States 2018 Peace With Women Fellow

Michael Grant

Assistant Deputy Minister for the Americas, Global Affairs Canada, Canada

Jerrold Green

President and CEO, Pacific Council on International Policy, United States

Mike Greenley

CEO, MDA, Canada

Gordan Grlić-Radman

Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Government of the Republic of Croatia, Republic of Croatia

Jean-Marie Guéhenno

Arnold Saltzman Professor of Practice, School of International and Public Affairs; Director, Kent Program on Conflict Resolution, Columbia University, France

Yalda Hakim

Presenter, Impact, BBC World News, Afghanistan

Patrick Hamilton

Head of Regional Delegation for the United States and Canada, International Committee of the Red Cross, United States

Sharon Hardie

Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Jürgen Hardt

Foreign Policy Spokesman, CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group, Bundestag, Germany

Jane Harman

Former Director; Distinguished Fellow and President Emerita, Wilson Center, United States

Jan Havránek

Deputy Minister for Defence Policy and Strategy, Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces, Czech Republic

Paul Hayes

Acting Manager for Advanced Manufacturing and Business Services, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Canada

France Hébert

Vice-President and General Manager, CAE Defence and Security Canada, Canada

Chris Henderson

Deputy Commissioner, Operations, Canadian Coast Guard, Canada

Victoria Hermann

White House Fellow, United States Coast Guard, United States

Mark Hetfield

President and CEO, HIAS, United States

Kirsten Hillman

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

Joseph Hockey

President and Founder, Bondi Partners; 25th Ambassador of Australia to United States, Australia

Sarí Houston

Event Manager, HFX, United States

Tim Houston

Premier, Nova Scotia, Canada

Szu-chien Hsu

Deputy Secretary-General, National Security Council, Taiwan

Heather Hurlburt

Director, New Models of Policy Change, New America, United States

Iko Ibanga

Founder and CEO, Pro-Health International, Nigeria

Dolkun Isa

President, World Uyghur Congress, Germany

Kimihiro Ishikane

Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations, United Nations, Japan

Josef Joffe

Publisher and Editor, Die Zeit; Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Germany

Tim Kaine

Senator from Virginia, United States Senate, United States

W. Robert Kang

CEO, Blue Whale Materials, United States

Lisa Kaplan

Founder and CEO, Alethea Group, United States

Vladimir Kara-Murza

Vice President, Free Russia Foundation, Russia

Valery Kavaleuski

Chief of the Cabinet and Representative on Foreign Affairs, Office of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Belarus

Yasuhisa Kawamura

Ambassador of Japan to Canada, Embassy of Japan in Ottawa, Japan

Jānis Kažociņš

National Security Adviser to the President of Latvia; Secretary, National Security Council, Latvia

Laurie-Anne Kempton

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

Roderich Kiesewetter

Member, Bundestag, Germany

James Kirchick

Visiting Fellow, The Brookings Institution, United States

Suat Kınıklıoğlu

Senior Fellow, Center for Applied Turkey Studies, Turkey

Mary Kolars

Female Tactical Platoon Lead Advisor, United States Army, United States

Courtney Kube

Correspondent, National Security and the Pentagon, NBC News, United States

Batu Kutelia

Board Member, Atlantic Council of Georgia; Next Generation Leader Fellow, The McCain Institute for International Leadership, Georgia

François Lafond

Special Adviser, Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, Republic of Serbia, France

Maria Laine

Vice President, International Business Development, Boeing, United States

Eli Lake

President, ATCO Frontec, Canada

Nico Lange

Chief of Executive Staff, Federal Ministry of Defence, Germany

John Lee

Adjunct Professor, University of Sydney; Senior Fellow (non-resident), United States Studies Centre, Hudson Institute, Australia

Katherine Lee

Colonel, Assistant Chief of Army (Delivery), New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand 2021 Peace With Women Fellow

Eric Levesque

COO and Co-Founder, Strider, United States

Greg Levesque

CEO and Co-Founder, Strider, United States

Chen-wei Lin

CEO, Institute for National Defense and Security Research, Taiwan

Justin Ling

Freelance Journalist, Canada

Mark Lippert

Head of Government Affairs and Public Policy, YouTube Asia Pacific; Senior Advisor (Non-resident) and Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, United States

Bořek Lizec

Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Canada, Embassy of the Czech Republic in Ottawa, Czech Republic

Debra Lovette

Brigadier General, Director, Integrated Resilience Headquarters United States Air Force United States 2019 Peace With Women Fellow

Jawed Ludin

Co-founder and President, Heart of Asia Society, Afghanistan

Kendra MacDonald

CEO, Ocean’s Supercluster, Canada

Kent MacDonald

President and CEO, Northwood University, Canada

John MacDonell

Partner, Spiteri & Ursulak LLP, Canada

Peter MacKay

Senior Advisor, Deloitte Canada, Canada

Aaron MacLean

Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, United States

Ram Madhav

National General Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party; Member of the Governing Board, India Foundation, India

Paz Magat

Director, Peace With Women Fellowship, HFX, United States

Chuck Maillet

Vice-President, Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Canada

Michael Manazir

Vice President, Boeing Global Services Business Development, United States

Solange Márquez

Vice President, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations; Professor of Law, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

Lysane Martel

Colonel, Director, RCAF Professional Development, 2nd Canadian Air Division, Royal Canadian Air Force, Canada 2019 Peace With Women Fellow

Roman Mashovets

Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine

Steve Matier

President and CEO, Maritime Launch Services Ltd., Canada

Liam Maxwell

Director, Government Transformation, Amazon Web Services, United Kingdom

Stephan Mayer

Parliamentary State Secretary for the Interior, Building, and Community, Bundestag, Germany

Bill McCaffrey

President, McCaffrey Enterprises, Canada

Cindy McCain

Ambassador, United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, United States

Michelle McGuinness

Deputy Director for Commonwealth Integration, Defence Intelligence Agency, Australia

Sarah McLean

Vice President, Communication and Corporate Affairs, Maritime Launch Services Ltd., Canada

Walter Russell Mead

Ravenel B. Curry III Distinguished Fellow in Strategy and Statesmanship, Hudson Institute, United States

Rocky Meade

Chief of Defence Staff, Jamaica Defence Force, Jamaica

Armend Mehaj

Minister of Defense, Government of the Republic of Kosovo, Republic of Kosovo

Jonathan Meretsky

Managing Director, Merit House, Canada

Monika Mertinaitė

Lieutenant Colonel, Senior Advisor, Defense Policy Group, Ministry of National Defense, Lithuania 2021 Peace With Women Fellow

Mauricio Meschoulam

Founder and Director, Mexico Research Center for Peace, Mexico

Jeanne Meserve

Security Analyst, Canada's CTV News; Member, Homeland Security Experts Group; Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity, United States

Ia Meurmishvili

Senior Editor, Voice of America, Georgia, United States

Ayman Mhanna

Executive Director, Samir Kassir Foundation, Lebanon

Suneeta Millington

Director General, International Security Policy, Government of Canada, Canada

Manuel Molano

Economist, Libertres, Mexico

Duane Monea

Senator, University of Calgary, Canada

Diana Morais

Lieutenant Colonel, Senior Advisor to the Minister of National Defense, Ministry of National Defense, Portugal 2021 Peace With Women Fellow

Mouaz Moustafa

Executive Director, Syrian Emergency Task Force, United States

Jeff Mullen

Director, Enterprise Development, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Canada

Vago Muradian

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Defense & Aerospace Report, United States

Pauline Neville-Jones

Member, House of Lords; Patron, Cyber Security Challenge, United Kingdom

Yasushi Noguchi

Director General for International Affairs, Defense Policy Bureau, Ministry of Defense, Japan

Jacqueline O'Neill

Ambassador for Women, Peace, and Security, Government of Canada, Canada

Tolu Ogunlesi

Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on Digital and New Media, Government of Nigeria, Nigeria

Nancy Okail

Visiting Scholar, Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University, United States

Japheth Omojuwa

Founder, Alpha Reach; Author, Digital: The New Code of Wealth, Nigeria

Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu

President, Republic of Kosovo

Paul Owens

Manager, Special Initiatives, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Canada

Anatolii Petrenko

Deputy Minister of Defence of Ukraine for European Integration

Roland Paris

Professor of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa; Associate Fellow, Chatham House, Canada

Smadar Perry

Senior Editor for Middle East Affairs, Yediot Ahronot, Israel

J. Peter Pham

Distinguished Fellow, Africa Center, Africa Atlantic Council; Former Special Envoy for the Sahel Region of Africa, US Department of State, United States

MaryLee Pollitt

Senior Government Affairs Manager, General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems, United States

President Petro Poroshenko

5th President of Ukraine

Robert Quinn

Director, Customer Mission Executive, MDA, Canada

Ben Renda

Director of Trust and Safety, Google, United States

Jason Rezaian

Global Opinions Writer, The Washington Post, United States

Peter Ricketts

President and Vice-Chancellor, Acadia University, Canada

Thomas Riisom

Partner, National Leader, Defence, Deloitte, Canada

Jim Risch

Senator from Idaho, United States Senate, United States

Colin Robertson

Vice President and Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Canada

Sean Roche

Director, National Security, Amazon Web Services, United States

Mike Rogers

CEO, The MSRogers Group LLC, United States

Josh Rogin

Columnist, The Washington Post, United States

Rafal Rohozinski

Co-Founder and Principal, The SecDev Group, Canada

Luis Rubio

Chairman, Mexico-Evalua; Former Chairman, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations Mexico

Christopher Sabatini

Senior Fellow for Latin America, Chatham House, United States

Lobsang Sangay

Former President, Central Tibetan Administration, Tibet

Andrei Sannikov

Chairman, European Belarus Foundation, Belarus

Brian Santarpia

Commander, Joint Task Force Atlantic, Canadian Armed Forces, Canada

Friba Sabrina Saqeb

Co-Founder, Technical Advisor, Research Institute for Women, Peace and Security, Afghanistan

Luiza Savage

Executive Director, Editorial Initiatives, POLITICO, United States

Mike Savage

Mayor, City of Halifax, Canada

Randy Scheunemann

Strategic Counselor, HFX; Vice Chairman, International Republican Institute, United States

Nick Schifrin

Foreign Affairs and Defense Correspondent, PBS NewsHour, United States

Hans-Jakob Schindler

Senior Director, Counter Extremism Project, Germany

Christian Schmidt

Member, Bundestag, Germany

Gary Schmitt

Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, United States

Karl Schultz

Commandant, United States Coast Guard, United States

Nick Sealy-Thompson

Director, Disaster and Emergency Management, ATCO Frontec, Canada

Daouda Sembene

Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Global Development, Senegal

Peter Semneby

Special Envoy of Foreign Ministry of the Kingdom of Sweden for Yemen and Libya, Embassy of Sweden, Sweden

Vance Serchuk

Executive Director and Managing Director, KKR Global Institute, United States

Jeanne Shaheen

Senator from New Hampshire, United States Senate, United States

Fiona Shepherd

Captain, Assistant Head, Defence Logistic Operations and Plans, Defence Support Operations, British Royal Navy, United Kingdom 2019 Peace With Women Fellow

Robin Shepherd

Vice President, HFX, United Kingdom

Kamila Sidiqi

CEO and Founder, Kaweyan Group of Companies, Afghanistan

Vasil Sikharulidze

Chairman, Atlantic Council of Georgia , Georgia

Bright Simons

President, mPedigree, Ghana

Anna Siverstig

Colonel, Head of Division CIMIC and Arms Control (ACOS J9), Joint Forces Command, HQ, Stockholm, Sweden 2021 Peace With Women Fellow

Milan Solár

First Vice-President, GLOBSEC, Slovak Republic

Nancy Southern

Chair and CEO, ATCO Ltd. and Canadian Utilities Limited, Canada

Sabine Sparwasser

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Canada, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ottawa, Germany

Henning Speck

National Security Advisor, CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group, Germany

Janice Stein

Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management and Founding Director, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Canada

Gerald Steinberg

President and Founder, Institute for NGO Research; Professor, Political Studies, Bar Ilan University, Israel

Constanze Stelzenmüller

Fritz Stern Chair and Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, Germany

Robert Summerby- Murray

President, Saint Mary's University, Canada

Yun Sun

Director, China Program; Senior Fellow and Co-Director, East Asia Program, Stimson Center, China

Michael Svetlik

Vice President, Programs, International Foundation for Electoral Systems, United States

Nicolas Tenzer

Chairman, Center for the Study and Research on Political Decision; Editor, Le Banquet, France

Judith Terry

Commodore, Deputy Director People, British Royal Navy, United Kingdom 2021 Peace With Women Fellow

Jody Thomas

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

David Thompson

Vice Chief of Space Operations, United States Space Force, United States

Emre Timurkan

CEO, Almatis GmbH, Germany, Turkey

Hideshi Tokuchi

President, Research Institute for Peace and Security; Visiting Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan

Patrick Tucker

Technology Correspondent, Defense One, United States

Malcolm Turnbull

Global Senior Advisor, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Australia

Daniel Twining

President, International Republican Institute, United States

Peter Van Praagh

President, HFX, United States

Ella Vanderzyl

Government Affairs Manager, General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems, United States

Róbert Vass

President, GLOBSEC, Slovak Republic

Carlos Vecchio

Ambassador of Venezuela to United States, National Assembly, Venezuela

Gordon Venner

Member of the Board of Directors, Conference of Defence Associations Institute, Canada

Kurt Volker

Distinguished Fellow, CEPA; Senior International Advisor, BGR Group, United States

Alex Ward

National Security Reporter, POLITICO, United States

Annika Weikinnis

Project Manager, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Canada Office, Germany

W. Bruce Weinrod

Adjunct Professor, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, United States

Kenneth Weinstein

Walter P. Stern Distinguished Fellow, Hudson Institute, United States

Roger Wicker

Senator from Mississippi, United States Senate, United States

Danielle Willis

Colonel, Commander, 93d Air Ground Operations Wing, United States 2021 Peace With Women Fellow

Taylor Wilson

Nuclear Physicist, University of Nevada, Reno, United States

Peter Wright

Development Officer, Aerospace and Defence, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Canada

Dov Zakheim

Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Senior Fellow, CNA Corporation, United States

Isadora Zubillaga

Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Interim Government of Venezuela, Venezuela

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