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2022 Halifax International Security Forum

DATE
November 18-20, 2022

LOCATION
Halifax, Nova Scotia

AGENDA & SPEAKERS

Friday, November 18

15:00-16:15

Welcome — ON THE RECORD
Mr. Peter Van Praagh, President, HFX

Mr. Peter Van Praagh

President, Halifax International Security Forum

Opening Remarks ON THE RECORD
Minister Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, Canada

Minister Anita Anand

Minister of National Defence, Canada

16:15-17:15

Plenary 1: And So, Where is the Security? ON THE RECORD

Speakers

Moderator Dr. Janice Stein

Chair, HFX Board of Directors

Minister Anita Anand

Minister of National Defence, Canada

President Alar Karis

President, Estonia

Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Senator for New Hampshire, United States

Mr. Dolkun Isa

President, World Uyghur Congress, Germany;

17:15-17:45 

Coffee Break

17:45-18:45

Plenary 2 : Cold Weather, High Prices, Long War: Finding Our Winter Resilience ON THE RECORD

Speakers

Moderator Mr. Nick Schifrin

Foreign Affairs and Defense Correspondent, PBS NewsHour, United States

Admiral Rob Bauer

Chair of the Military Committee, NATO, Netherlands

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Senator for New York, United States Senate, United States

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

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

Deputy Prime Minister Olga Stefanishyna

Deputy Prime Minister, European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine, Ukraine

18:45 

Shuttle to Pier 21

LOCATION: Lobby of the Westin Nova Scotian

19:00-19:30 

Reception 

LOCATION: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

19:30-21:30

Gala Dinner

LOCATION: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

  • Presentation of the Builder Award to Vladimir Kara-Murza (in Absentia)
  • Recognition of the 2020 and 2022 Peace With Women Fellows

 

21:30

NIGHT OWLS — ALL SESSIONS OFF THE RECORD

 

Afghanistan: Always

LOCATION: Elements

SPEAKERS:

  • Ms. Christine Abizaid, Director, National Counter
    Terrorism Center, United States;
  • Mr. Jawed Ludin, Former Deputy Foreign Minister; Co-Founder and President, Heart of Asia Society, Afghanistan;
  • Ms. Friba Sabrina Saqeb, Former Member of
    Parliament, Afghanistan;
  • Ms. Kamila Sidiqi, Former Deputy Minister for Commerce; CEO and Founder of Kaweyan Group of Companies, Afghanistan
  • MODERATOR: Mr. Daniel Twining, President, International Republican Institute, United States

 

Cyber Specific Strategies: Lessons from Ukraine’s Invisible Heroes

LOCATION: Atlantic Ballroom

SPEAKERS:

  • Ms. Izabela Albrycht, Director of the Cybersecurity
    Center, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Mr. Maksym Savanevsky, CEO, PlusOne; Co-Founder, Media Center Ukraine
  • Ms. Hanna Shelest, Head of Security Programmes, Foreign
    Policy Council “Ukrainian Prism;” Editor-in-chief, UA: Ukraine Analytica, Ukraine
  • MODERATOR: Ms. Ia Meurmisvili, Managing Editor, Voice of America, Georgia

 

TikTok, Tick Tock: Treasuring Taiwan’s Time

LOCATION: Harbour B

SPEAKERS:

  • Mr. Wu’er Kaixi, General Secretary, Taiwan Parliamentary Human Rights Commission
  • Deputy Minister Ming-Yen Tsai, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan
  • Mr. Nury Turkel, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute and Chair, US Commission on International Religious Freedom
  • MODERATOR: Mr. Dean Fealk, Chair, Global Strategy & Innovation, HFX; Managing Partner, DLA Piper

 

 

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