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2022 Halifax International Security Forum

DATE
November 18-20, 2022

LOCATION
Halifax, Nova Scotia

AGENDA & SPEAKERS

Saturday, November 19

6:00-8:30

Breakfast

LOCATION: Seaport Social Restaurant

8:30-9:00 

Presentation ON THE RECORD

The John McCain Prize for Leadership in Public Service

Presented by Mr. Jack McCain

9:00-9:30

Halifax Chat  ON THE RECORD

Female Freedom Fighters: Finding Morality in Iran

WITH: Dr. Hamed Esmaeilion – Author and Activist – spokesperson of the Association of families of flight PS752 victims; Ms. Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKay – President and Co-Founder – Stop Child Executions; Mr. Tom Clark – Chair – Global Public Affairs

MODERATOR Mr. Tom Clark

Chair, Global Public Affairs

Ms. Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKay

President and Co-Founder, Stop Child Executions

Dr. Hamed Esmaeilion

Author and Activist; Spokesperson of the Association of families of flight PS752 victims

9:30-10:00 

Coffee Break

10:00-11:00 

Plenary 3: Tomorrow’s Energy Needed Now ON THE RECORD 

SPEAKERS

MODERATOR Ms. Luiza Savage

Executive Editor, Growth POLITICO, United States

General Rajmund Andrzejczak

Chief of the General Staff Polish Armed Forces, Poland

Sir Michael Arthur

President, Boeing International, United Kingdom

Ms. Nancy Southern

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

Mr. Laurent Ruseckas

Executive Director, Gas Power & Renewables, S&P Global Commodity Insights, United Kingdom

Ambassador Yullia Kovaliv

Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ukraine

11:00-11:30 

Halifax Chat ON THE RECORD

Whole, Free and at Peace: Ukraine After the War

 

11:30-12:00 

Coffee Break

12:00-13:30 

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III ON THE RECORD

INTRODUCED BY: Ambassador Mark Lippert, Vice Chair, HFX Board of Directors

Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III

Ambassador Mark Lippert

Ambassador Mark Lippert, Vice Chair, HFX Board of Directors

Plenary 4: The Disinformation Nations: Kidnapping Our Citizens, Corrupting Our Officials, Stealing Our Stuff ON THE RECORD 

SPEAKERS

MODERATOR Mr. Evan Soloman

Publisher, GZERO Media, Senior Management, Eurasia Group, Special Correspondent, CTV NEWS, Canada

Senator Chris Coons

Senator for Delaware, United States Senate, United States

Ms. Yasmin Green

CEO, Jigsaw, United States

Mr. Andrew Shearer

Director General of the Office of National Intelligence, Office of National Intelligence, Australia

Ms. Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

National Leader of Belarus / Head of the United Transitional Cabinet

Mr. Yevhen Fedchenko

Editor-in-Chief, StopFake, Ukraine

13:30-14:30 

MEAL READY-TO-EAT (MRE)

LOCATION: Atlantic Ballroom

14:30-15:30

Plenary 5: Food Security: May We Have Some More?ON THE RECORD

SPEAKERS

MODERATOR Ms. Kate Brannen

Deputy Editor, Foreign Affairs, United States

Admiral Linda Fagan

Commandant, United States Coast Guard, United States

Ms. Lenna Koszarny

Founding Partner and CEO, Horizon Capital, Ukraine

Mr. J.J. Omojuwa

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

15:30-16:00 

Coffee Break

16:00-17:00

Plenary 6: Mind the Gap: Keeping Our Tech Superiority — ON THE RECORD

SPEAKERS

MODERATOR Anton La Guardia

Diplomatic Editor, The Economist, United States

General Wayne Eyre

Chief of the Defence Staff, Canadian Armed Forces

Minister Kajsa Ollongren

Minister of Defence, Netherlands

Senator Jacky Rosen

Senator for Nevada, United States Senate, United States

Senator Mike Rounds

Senator for South Dakota, United States

General David Thompson

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

17:00-17:30 

Halifax Chat — ON THE RECORD

WITH: Representative Michael McCaul, Representative from Texas, United States House of Representatives and Senator Jim Risch, Senator for Idaho; Ms. Evelyn Farkas, Executive Director, McCain Institute

MODERATOR Dr. Evelyn Farkas

Executive Director, McCain Institute

Representative Michael McCaul

Representative from Texas, United States House of Representatives

Senator Jim Risch

Senator for Idaho, United States

18:15

Pre-dinner Reception 

LOCATION: VIA Rail Station

19:00-21:00 

Dinner Sessions — ALL SESSIONS OFF THE RECORD

Arctic Allies Align 

  • WITH: Ambassador Kirsten Hillman, Ambassador of Canada to the United States; Mr. Mario Pelletier, Commissioner of the Coast Guard, Canada; Ms. Madeleine Redfern, Chief Operating Officer, CanArctic Inuit Networks Inc., Canada
  • HOSTED BY: Shuvaloy Majumdar, Foreign Policy Program Director & Munk Senior Fellow, Macdonald-Laurier Institute, Canada

Coping With Climate: Africa Enlightens

  • WITH: Ms. Fauziya Abdi Ali, Founder and President, Women in International Security; Chair, Sisters Without Borders, Kenya; Dr. Iko Ibanga, Founder and CEO Pro-Health International, Nigeria; Mr. Daouda Sembene, CEO, AfriCatalyst Global Development Advisory, Senegal
  • HOSTED BY: Ms. Shari Bryan, Founder and Partner, Aegean Strategies, United States

Decoupling: Russia, Yes. China, Next 

  • WITH: Air Vice-Marshal Tony Davies, Vice Chief of Defence Force, New Zealand; Mr. Liam Fox, Member of Parliament, House of Commons, United Kingdom; Mr. Hideo Ishizuki, Deputy-Director General, Japanese Foreign Policy Bureau; Mr. Dennis Kwok, Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School; Mr. Dolkun Isa, President, World Uyghur Congress, Germany
  • HOSTED BY: Dr. Alyssa Ayres, Dean, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University

Expanding Space 

  • WITH: General David Thompson, Vice Chief of Space Operations, United States Space Force
  • HOSTED BY: Michael Svetlik, Chief Operating Officer, HFX

Female Freedom Fighters: Meeting Morality in Iran

  • WITH: Ms. Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKay, President and Co-Founder, Stop Child Executions, Canada; Ms. Yasmin Green, CEO, Jigsaw; Ms. Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, Founder & CEO, International Civil Society Action Network, United States
  • HOSTED BY: Mr. Jason Rezaian, Global Opinions Writer, The Washington Post

Finding Meaning in Europe

  • WITH: Mr. Arnaud Danjean, Member, European Parliament, France; General Onno Eichelsheim, Chief of Defence, Netherlands Armed Forces; Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones, Member, House of Lords, United Kingdom
  • HOSTED BY: Dr. Constanze Stelzenmüller, Fritz Stern Chair on Germany and trans-Atlantic Relations, The Brookings Institution

Israel and Its Arab Allies Making a Modern Middle East

  • WITH: Mr. Dov Zakheim, Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Mr. Kenneth Wollack, Chairman, National Endowment for Democracy
  • HOSTED BY: Mr. Jerrold Green, President and CEO, Pacific Council on International Policy, United States

New NATO: Never Again Treaty Organization 

  • WITH: Minister Pål Jonson, Minister of Defence, Sweden; General Micael Bydén, Supreme Commander, Swedish Armed Forces; Mr. Jānis Kazociņš, National Security Adviser to the President of Latvia; Deputy Prime Minister Olga Stefanishyna, European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine
  • HOSTED BY: Mr. W. Bruce Weinrod, Adjunct Professor, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

The Next Quad: Japan + Aukus (Jaukus) 

  • WITH: Ambassador Mark Lippert, Executive Vice President, Samsung Electronics; Senior Advisor (Non-resident), Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, United States; Mr. Matake Kamiya, Professor, National Defense Academy of Japan and Vice President of Japan Forum on International Relations
  • HOSTED BY: Dr. Michael Auslin, Senior Advisor for Asia, HFX; Payson J. Treat Distinguished Research Fellow, Hoover Institution

Nuclear War: 60 Years On, Preventing (While Preparing For) The Unimaginable

  • WITH: Ambassador Bonnie D. Jenkins, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, United States Department of State; Mr. Tsuneo Watanabe, Senior Fellow, International Peace and Security Department, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan
  • HOSTED BY: Ms. Rosa Brooks, Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law and Policy, Georgetown University Law Center

Our Extremists, Our Existential Enemies

  • WITH: Dr. Alejandro Poiré, Dean, School of Social Sciences and Government, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico; Mr. Hans-Jakob Schindler, Senior Director, Counter Extremism Project, Germany
  • HOSTED BY: Mr. Leslie Lloyd Campbell, Senior Associate and Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa Programs, National Democratic Institution, United States

Russia’s Future, Russia’s Past

  • WITH: Ms. Natalia Arno, President, Free Russia Foundation; Mr. Vladimir Milov, Economic Adviser; Vice President for International Advocacy, Free Russia Foundation, Russia; Mr. Vasil Sikharulidze, Chairman, Atlantic Council of Georgia
  • HOSTED BY: Mr. Randy Scheunemann, Strategic Counselor, HFX; Vice Chairman, International Republican Institute

Securing the Sovereignty of Smaller States

  • WITH: Admiral Linda Fagan, Commandant, United States Coast Guard;  Minister Armend Mahaj, Minister of Defence, Republic of Kosovo
  • HOSTED BY: Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Still America

  • WITH: Ms. Jane Harman, Chair of the Board, Freedom House, United States; Ms. Sara Jacobs, Representative from California, United States House of Representatives
  • HOSTED BY: Mr. C. Dixon Osburn, Author, Mission Possible: The Story of Repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Syria: Can You See Me Now

  • WITH: Ms. Hooria Mashhour, Former Human Rights Minister, Republic of Yemen; Mr. Ayman Mhanna, Executive Director, Samir Kassir Foundation, Lebanon; Mr. Mouaz Moustafa, Executive Director, Syrian Emergency Task Force
  • HOSTED BY: Mr. Paul Salem, President, Middle East Institute

Tanks or Tech? The 21st Century Battlefield (Strider)

  • WITH: Mr. James Baker, Director, Office of Net Assessment, United States Department of Defense; General Martin Herem, Chief of the Estonian Defence Forces; Minister Marjan Šarec, Minister of Defense, Slovenia
  • HOSTED BY: Mr. Gideon Rose, Distinguished Fellow, David Rockefeller Studies Program, Council on Foreign Relations

Tech Diplomacy: Statecraft or Stagecraft (AWSS)

  • WITH: General Michelle McGuinness, Deputy Director for Commonwealth Integration Defense Intelligence Agency, United States; Mr. Peter Pham, Distinguished Fellow, Africa Center, Atlantic Council; Mr. Rana Sarkar, Consul General of Canada in San Francisco
  • HOSTED BY: Mr. Dean Fealk, Chair, Global Strategy & Innovation, HFX; Managing Partner, DLA Piper

Turning Sanctions Into Strategy

  • WITH: Ms. Fatou Bensouda, Former Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court; Senator Hélène Conway-Mouret, Senator, France; Mr. Andrei Sannikov, Chairman, European Belarus Foundation
  • HOSTED BY: Mr. John Glenn, Senior Director at the International Forum for Democratic Studies, National Endowment for Democracy

UAV: Ukraine’s Absolute Victory 

  • WITH: Mr. Jason Crow, Representative from Colorado, United States House of Representatives; Mr. Batu Kutelia, Board Member, Atlantic Council of Georgia; The McCain Institute for International Leadership, Georgia; Ms. Jody Thomas, National Security and Intelligence Advisor to the Prime Minister, Government of Canada; Mr. Rustem Umerov, Head, State Property Fund of Ukraine
  • HOSTED BY: Minister Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, Canada

UN: The Best the World Has Done. So Far…

  • WITH: Ms. Alexandra Chyczij, Ukrainian Canadian Congress; Mr. David Lammy, Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, Parliament of the United Kingdom
  • HOSTED BY: Dr. Roland Paris, Director, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa, Canada

Western Hemisphere, Meet the World

  • WITH: Dr. Christopher Sabatini, Senior Fellow for Latin America, Chatham House, United States; Dr. Luis Rubio, Chairman, Mexico-Evalua; Former Chairman, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations
  • HOSTED BY: Senator Peter Boehm, Senator for Ontario, Canada

Whole, Free and at Peace: Ukraine After the War

  • WITH: Ms. Lenna Koszarny, Founding Partner and CEO Horizon Capital, Ukraine; Ms. Anna Novosad, Co-Founder, Charity Fund savED; Minister of Education and Science (2019-2020), Ukraine; Mr. Andriy Shevchenko, Co-Founder, Media Center Ukraine
  • HOSTED BY: Ambassador Kurt Volker, Distinguished Fellow; Senior International Advisor, CEPA

 

21:00

FILM SCREENING | Freedom on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom

LOCATION: Plenary Room

Q&A WITH: Mr. Evgeny Afineevsky, Film Director; Mr. Dmytro Kozatsky, Mariupol Defender; Ms. Nataliia Nagorna, Journalist, TSN; Ms. Hanna Zaitseva, Wife of Mariupol Defender

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