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The 2022 Halifax International Security Forum is committed to keeping you healthy and safe.

– Masks are encouraged but optional.

– Please make your best effort to social distance.

– Masks are available throughout the hotel.

– Off-site testing is available throughout the weekend.

– Hand sanitizer is available throughout the hotel.

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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
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

 Alyssa Ayres
George Washington University

Ian Brodie
University of Calgary 

Rosa Brooks
Georgetown University Law Center

Shari Bryan
Aegean Strategies

Leslie Campbell
National Democratic Institute

Dean Fealk
DLA Piper 

John Glenn
National Endowment for Democracy

Jerrold Green
Pacific Council on International Policy

Rachel Kleinfeld
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

François Lafond
French Expert, MDULS, Serbia

Dixon Osburn
Harvard Kennedy School

Roland Paris
University of Ottawa

Luis Rubio
Mexico-Evalua

Chris Sabatini
Chatham House

Paul Salem
Middle East Institute

Randy Scheunemann
HFX

Janice Stein
The Munk School, University of Toronto

Constanze Stelzenmüller
The Brookings Institution

Peter Van Praagh
HFX

Daniel Twining
International Republican Institute

Kurt Volker
BGR Group

Bruce Weinrod
Georgetown University

 

Download 2022 Agenda Working Group as PDF

Plenary Sessions

  • And So, Where is the Security?
  • Cold Weather, High Prices, Long War:
  • Finding Our Winter Resilience
  • Tomorrow’s Energy Needed Now
  • The Disinformation Nations: Kidnapping Our Citizens,
  • Corrupting Our Officials, Stealing Our Stuff
  • Food Security: May We Have Some More?
  • Mind the Gap: Keeping Our Tech Superiority
  • H2O: Heatwave 2 Overflow
  • The Future of Democracy? Democracy.

Informal Sessions

  • Afghanistan: Always
  • Arctic Allies Align
  • Canada’s Quiet Tech Triumphs
  • Coping with Climate: Africa Enlightens
  • Cyber Specific Strategies:
  • Lessons from Ukraine’s Invisible Heroes
  • Deadly Disease: Deal With It
  • Decoupling: Russia, Yes. China, Next.
  • Deep Sea Nodules, Clean Fusion, Dilithium Crystals:
  • Finding Resources for Winning the Future
  • Expanding Space
  • Female Freedom Fighters: Meeting Morality in Iran
  • Finding Meaning in Europe
  • Here Comes the Son: the Philippines and Other
  • Adventures in Southeast Asian Democracy
  • Israel and its Arab Allies Making a Modern Middle East
  • New NATO: Never Again Treaty Organization
  • The Next Quad: Japan + Aukus (Jaukus)
  • Nuclear War: 60 Years On, Preventing (While
  • Preparing For) the UnimaginableOur Extremists,
  • Our Existential Enemies
  • Russia’s Future: Russia’s Past
  • Securing the Sovereignty of Smaller States
  • Still America
  • Syria: Can You See Me Now?
  • Taming Terrorists in the Sahel
  • Tanks or Tech? The 21st Century Battlefield
  • Tech Diplomacy: Statecraft or Stagecraft
  • Tik Tok, Tick Tock: Treasuring Taiwan’s Time
  • Truss Me, I’m English
  • Turning Sanctions Into Strategy
  • UAV: Ukraine’s Absolute Victory
  • UN: The Best the World Has Done. So Far . . .
  • Wartime Ready: Rearming Our Allied Economies
  • Western Hemisphere, Meet the World
  • Wonder Weapon: Ukraine’s Women
  • Whole, Free and at Peace: Ukraine After the War.

Download 2022 Topical Agenda as PDF

Check out the 2021 Forum Program in English and French.

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Ms. Christine Abizaid

Director,
National Counterterrorism Center,
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
,United States

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Captain Carol Abraham

Director, Strategic Programmes,
New Zealand Defence Force,New Zealand

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Mr. Evgeny Afineevsky

Filmaker, Director / Producer for the movie FREEDOM ON FIRE: Ukraine's fight for freedom, United States

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Ms. Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKay

President and Co-Founder, Stop Child Executions, Canada

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Professor Ajay Agrawal

Founder, Creative Destruction Lab, Canada

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Ms. Izabela Albrycht

Chair, Kosciuszko Institute, Poland

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Dr. Leila Alieva

Affiliate Researcher, Russia and East European Studies, Oxford University, United Kingdom

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Lieutenant General Frances Allen

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

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Secretary General Luis Almagro

Secretary General, Organization of American States, Uruguay

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Mr. Raed al-Saleh

Co-Founder and Director,
Syria Civil
Defence,
Turkey

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The Honourable Viola Amherd

Head of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport, Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport, Switzerland

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The Honourable Anita Anand

Minister of National Defence,
Department of National Defence,
Canada

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Rajmund Andrzejczak

Chief of the General Staff,Polish Armed Forces, Poland

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Ms. Natalia Arno

President, Free Russia Foundation, United States

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Adrienne Arsenault

Foreign Correspondent, CBC News, Canada

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Sir Michael Arthur

President, Boeing International, United Kingdom

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Dr. Michael Auslin

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

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General Lloyd Austin III

Secretary of Defense, United States Department of Defense, United States

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Dr. Alyssa Ayres

Dean, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, United States

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Mr. James Baker

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

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Mr. Yvan Baker MP

Member of Parliament, House of Commons, Canada

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Mr. Kevin Baron

Executive Editor, Defense One, United States

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Admiral Rob Bauer

Chair of the Military Committee, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Netherlands

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Ms. Debbie Baxter

Partner, Defence and Intelligence, Deloitte, Canada

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Dr. Maryna Baydyuk

Founder, United Help Ukraine, United States

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Mr. Oscar Becerra

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

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Ms. Stefanie Beck

Associate Deputy Minister of National Defense, Canadian Department of National Defense, Canada

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Colonel Dr. Cordula Becker-Ebert

Chief of Branch Public Health, Federal Ministry of Defence (FMoD), Bundeswehr Medical Service, Germany

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Ms. Victoria Belbin

Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association, Canada

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Ms. Patricia Bell

Former Head of the School of Journalism, University of Regina, Canada

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Her Excellency Fatou Bensouda

Former Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court, Gambia

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Deputy Minister Bent-Joacim Bentzen

Deputy Minister of Defence, Ministry of Defence, Norway

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Mr. Peter Beyer

Member of Parliament, German Bundestag, Germany

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Mr. Kody Blois

Member of Parliament, House of Commons, Canada

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The Honorable Lincoln Bloomfield, Jr.

Chairman Emeritus Stimson Center, United States

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Hon. Peter Boehm

Senator for Ontario Senate of Canada, Canada

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Lieutenant General Elanor Boekholt-O'Sullivan

Deputy Policy Director, Netherlands Armed Forces, Netherlands

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Ms. Kahina Bouagache

Lawyer, Human Rights and Women's Rights Activist Manaar Legal Consultancy, Algeria

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Colonel Krista Bouckaert

J3 Expeditionary, Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC), Canadian Armed Forces, Canada

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Ms. Kate Brannen

Deputy Editor, Foreign Affairs, United States

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Colonel Katharine Branson

US Air Force Special Operations Command Director of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance United States Air Force, United States

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Mr. Murray Brewster

Parliamentary Defence and Foreign Policy Reporter, CBC News, Canada

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Dr. Darrell Bricker

Global CEO, Ipsos Public Affairs, Canada

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Ms. Laura Bridge

Managing Director HFX, United States

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Captain Peggy Britton

Deputy Sector Commander, Sector Virginia, United States Coast Guard, United States

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Ms. Rosa Brooks

Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law and Policy, Georgetown University Law Center, United States

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Ms. Shari Bryan

Founder and Partner, Aegean Strategies, United States

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Ms. Lauren Buitta

Founder and CEO, Girl Security, United States

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Colonel Catherine Busch

Finance officer, Aircraft Maintenance Department, France

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General Micael Bydén

Supreme Commander, Swedish Armed Forces, Sweden

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Mr. Ahmet Çalik

Chairman, Çalik Holding , Turkey

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Colonel Julie Callacott

Canadian Forces Intelligence, Command Assistant Chief of Staff Support, Royal Canadian Air Force, Canada

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Mr. Leslie Campbell

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

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Lieutenant-General Jennie Carignan

Chief of Professional Conduct and Culture, Canadian Armed Forces, Canada

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Mr. Scott Carpenter

Managing Director, Jigsaw, United States

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Ms. Lyra Carr

Consul General, United States Consulate General in Halifax, Nova Scotia, United States

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Ms. Joyce Carter

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

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Mr. Steven Chase

Senior Parliamentary Reporter, The Globe and Mail, Canada

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Ms. Alexandra Chyczij

President, Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Canada

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Ms. Christyn Cianfarani

President and CEO, Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), Canada

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Mr. Tom Clark

Chair, Global Public Affairs, Canada

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The Honorable David Cohen

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

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Mrs. Hélène Conway-Mouret

Senator Senate, France

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Mr. James Coomarasamy

Senior Presenter, BBC Radio and World Service, United Kingdom

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The Honorable Chris Coons

Senator from Delaware, United States Senate, United States

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Representative Jason Crow

United States Representative, Colorado’s 6th Congressional District United States House of Representatives, United States

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Ambassador Kelley Currie

Senior Advisor, Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy, United States

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MEP Arnaud Danjean

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

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Air Vice-Marshal Tony Davies

Vice Chief of Defence Force, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand

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Colonel Jennifer de Poorter

Special Projects Officer, NATO Allied Command Transformation, Ministery of Defence, Netherlands

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Mr. Andrew Desiderio

Congressional Reporter, POLITICO, United States

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Group Captain Louise desJardins

Australian Defence Attache Tel Aviv, Royal Australian Air Force, Australia

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MP Lena Diab

Member of Parliament, House of Commons, Canada

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Ambassador Paula Dobriansky

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

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Mr. Mark Dubowitz

CEO Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, United States

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Captain Cécile Dumont-Dayot

Naval Air Base Commanding Officer, French Navy, France

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Ms. Naz Durakoglu

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Legislative Affairs, US Department of State, United States

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Mr. Roy Eakin

Researcher, Institute for the Study of War, United States

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Ms. Erika Echeverry

Acquisitions and Finance Advisor, OSD Office of Net Assessment, United States

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Captain John Egan

Coast Guard Attache, United States Coast Guard, United States

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Mr. Ali Ehsassi

Member of Parliament, House of Commons, Canada

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His Excellency Onno Eichelsheim

Chief of Defence, Netherlands Armed Forces, Netherlands

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Colonel Rejanne Eimers-van Nes

Member, Royal College of Defense Studies, London-UK, Royal Netherlands Army, Netherlands

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Ms. Caroline Elie

Director General, Engagement Department of National Defence, Canada

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Mr. Süleyman Savaş Erdem

CEO, OYAK, Turkey

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His Excellency Roy Eriksson

Ambassador to Canada Finland, Finland

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Dr. Norbert Eschborn

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

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Dr. Hamed Esmaeilion

Author and Activist, Association of families of flight PS752 justice, Iran

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Mr. Garrett Exner

Executive Director, The Public Interest Fellowship, United States

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General Wayne Eyre

Chief of the Defence Staff, Canadian Armed Forces, Canada

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Admiral Linda Fagan

Commandant, United States Coast Guard, United States

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Mr. Eric Fanning

President, Aerospace Industries Association, United States

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Dr. Evelyn Farkas

Executive Director, McCain Institute, United States

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Mr. Dean Fealk

Managing Partner; Chair, Global Strategy & Innovation, DLA Piper; HFX, United States

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Mr. Yevhen Fedchenko

Co-Founder and Chief Editor, StopFake, Ukraine

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Ms. Renée Filiatrault

Former Foreign Service Officer, Political Aide Minister of National Defence; CGAI, CDAI, Network for Strategic Analysis on Defence and Security, Task Force Kanadahar, Canada

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Ms. Carrie Filipetti

Executive Director, The Vandenberg Coalition, United States

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Mr. Andy Fillmore

Member of Parliament for Halifax House of Commons, Canada Canada

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Mr. Darren Fisher

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors and Member of Parliament for Dartmouth – Cole Harbour, House of Commons, Canada, Canada

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Mr. Robert Fonberg

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

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Mr. Spencer Forgo

Director, Corporate Affairs, ATCO, Canada

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Mr. Christian Forstner

Executive Director, Hanns Seidel Foundation, Germany

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Ambassador Larisa Galadza

Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine, Embassy of Canada in Ukraine, Canada

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Ms.Tricia Geddes

Public Safety’s Associate Deputy Minister, Government of Canada, Canada

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The Honorable Kirsten Gillibrand

Senator from New York, United States Senate, United States

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Mr. Rob Gillies

Canada Bureau Chief, Associated Press, Canada

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Dr. John Glenn

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

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Mr. Mark Goldberg

Editor-in-Chief, Global Dispatches / UN Dispatch, United States

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Mr. Sam Goodwin

Doctoral Candidate / Public Speaker, Johns Hopkins SAIS, United States

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Mr. Joe Gould

Staff Reporter, Defense News, United States

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Her Excellency Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

4th President, Republic of Croatia (2015-2020), Croatia

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Colonel (Ret) Katherine Graef

Colonel, United States Army, United States

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Mr. Robbie Gramer

Diplomatic Correspondent, Foreign Policy, United States

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Ms. Yasmin Green

Chief Executive Officer, Jigsaw, United States

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Dr. Jerrold Green

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

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Mr. Mike Greenley

CEO, MDA, Canada

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Ms. Maryscott Greenwood

Chief Executive Officer, Canadian American Business Council; Crestview Strategy, United States

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Group Captain Leah Griffin

Commandant Defence School of Logistics and Administration, United Kingdom Royal Air Force, United Kingdom

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Mr. Paul Grod

President, Ukrainian World Congress, Canada

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Mr. Matt Gurney

Co-Founder, The Line, Canada

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Colonel Ivana Gutzelnig

Director, Military Centre of Aviation Medicine, Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic, Slovak Republic

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Chris Hadfield

President, Chris Hadfield Inc., Canada

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Ms. Roya Hakakian

Writer; Senior Fellow, American Purpose Magazine, United States

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Mr. Peter Hammerschmidt

Assistant Deputy Minister for Policy, Department of National Defence, Canada, Canada

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The Honorable Jane Harman

Chair of the Board, Freedom House, United States

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His Excellency Martin Harvey

High Commissioner to Canada, New Zealand High Commission, New Zealand

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Mr. Paul Hayes

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

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Ms. France Hébert

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

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Mr. Jay Heisler

Journalist, Policy Analyst, Voice of America, United States

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Major General Martin Herem

Commander of the Defence Forces, Estonian Defence Forces, Estonia

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Mr. Mark Hetfield

President and CEO, HIAS, United States

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Her Excellency Kirsten Hillman

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

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Ms. Oleksandra Hlizhynska

Executive Director, NGO Institute Republika, Ukraine

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Clayton Holt

Director for Gov’t Affairs, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, United States

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Ms. Hanna Hopko

Co-Founder, International Center for Ukrainian Victory, Ukraine

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Ms. Sarí Houston

Event Director, HFX, United States

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Heidi Hulan

Assistant Deputy Minister for International Security (Political Director), Global Affairs Canada, Canada

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Dr. Ahmad Hussein

Strategic and Business Advisor, Ucore Rare metals Inc, Canada

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Dr. Jaeho Hwang

Professor, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Republic of Korea

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Pastor Esther Ibanga

Pastor; Executive Director and Founder Jos Christian Missions Int/ Women without Walls Initiative Nigeria

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Dr. Iko Ibanga

Founder and CEO, Pro-Health International, Nigeria

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The Honorable Kaha Imnadze

Ambassador of Georgia to Canada, Republic of Georgia, Georgia

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Ms.Valerie Insinna

Pentagon Reporter, Breaking Defense, United States

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Mr. Dolkun Isa

President, World Uyghur Congress, Germany

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Representative Sara Jacobs

California's 53rd Congressional District, United States House of Representatives, United States

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Lieutenant Colonel Inga Jancevičienė

Chief of Joint Medical Department of Defence Staff, Lithuanian Armed Forces, Lithuania

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The Honorable Bonnie Jenkins

Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, US Department of State, United States

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Dr. Joan Johnson-Freese

Senior Fellow, Women in International Security, United States

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The Honourable Pål Jonson

Minister of Defence, Ministry of Defence, Sweden

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The Honorable Tim Kaine

Senator from Virginia, United States Senate, United States

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General Secretary Wu'er Kaixi

General Secretary, Taiwan Parliamentary Human Rights Commission, Taiwan

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Professor Matake Kamiya

Professor, National Defense Academy of Japan and Vice President of Japan Forum on International Relations

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Ms. Lisa Kaplan

Founder and CEO, Alethea, United States

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President Alar Karis

President, Estonia

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Mrs. Tawakkol Karman

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Founder Women Journalists Without Chains, Yemen

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Ms. Talia Katz

Program Manager, Private Foundation, United States

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Mr. Jānis Kažociņš

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

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Mr. Joshua Keating

Global Security Reporter, Grid News, United States

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Mr. Shannon Kellogg

Vice President of Public Policy, Amazon Web Services, United States

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Lieutenant General Eric Kenny

Commander, Royal Canadian Air Force, Canada

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Mr. Roderich Kiesewetter

Member, The Bundestag, Germany

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Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld

Senior Fellow, Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, United States

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Colonel Lina Kongshavn

National Liaison Representative to NATO ACT, Royal Norwegian Air Force, Norway

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Mr. Kemal Koprulu

Honorary General Consul; Publisher, Consulate of Monaco in Turkey; Transatlantic Policy Quarterly, Turkey

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Ms. Lenna Koszarny

Founding Partner and CEO, Horizon Capital, Ukraine

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Ambassador Yullia Kovaliv

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

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Mr. Dmytro Kozatskyi

Ukrainian Photographer and Soldier, Armed Forces of Ukraine, Ukraine

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Colonel Dr. Stephanie Krause

Commander, Medical Regiment No 1, German Armed Forces, Germany

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Ambassador Batu Kutelia

Board Member, Atlantic Council of Georgia; The McCain Institute for International Leadership, Georgia

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Mr. Dennis Kwok

Senior Fellow; Partner Harvard Kennedy School; Elliott Kwok Levine & Jaroslaw LLP., United States

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Mr. Anton La Guardia

Diplomatic Editor, The Economist, United Kingdom

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Ms. Maria Laine

Vice President & Managing Director, UK, Ireland & Nordic Region, Boeing, United States

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Rt Hon David Lammy

Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, Parliament of the United Kingdom, United Kingdom

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Mr. Jim Landon

President, ATCO Frontec, Canada

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Mr. Nico Lange

Senior Fellow, Zeitenwende-Initiative, Munich Security Conference, Germany

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Daniel Lauzon

Director, Public Affairs and Policy (Canada),CAE Canada, Canada

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Ms. Kennedy Lee

Research Assistant; Fellow, Hudson Institute; Forum for American Leadership, United States

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Colonel Geneviève Lehoux

Commander, RCAF Aerospace Warfare Center, Royal Canadian Air Force, Canada

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General Flemming Lentfer

Chief of Defense, Defense Command of Denmark, Denmark

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Mr. Greg Levesque

Co-Founder and CEO, Strider, United States

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Mr. Eric Levesque

Co-Founder & Chief Operations Officer, Strider, United States

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Lieutenant General (Ret.) Ting-Sheng Li

Deputy CEO, Institute for National Defense and Security Research, Taiwan

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Colonel Lene Lillelund

Branch Chief of Concepts and Capabilities (Research and Development) Plans and Capabilities Division, Danish Armed Forces, Denmark

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Ms. Chia-Yi Lin

Policy Analyst, Institute for National Defense and Security Research, Taiwan

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Mr. Justin Ling

Journalist, Independent, Canada

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Mr. Michael Link

Member; European Policy Spokesman, Bundestag; Free Democratic Party, Germany

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Ambassador Mark Lippert

Executive Vice President; Senior Advisor (Non-resident), Korea Chair, Samsung Electronics Co; Center for Strategic and International Studies, United States

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Captain Lexia Littlejohn

Commander, Sector Buffalo, United States Coast Guard, United States

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Vincent Logsdon

Vice President, International Business Development Boeing Defense, Space & Security and Global Services, United States

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Mr. Jawed Ludin

Co-founder and President; Former Deputy Foreign Minister, Heart of Asia Society, Afghanistan

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Mr. Brian Macdonald

Executive Director, Aman Lara, Canada

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Mr. John MacDonell

Partner, Spiteri & Ursulak LLP, Canada

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Hon Peter MacKay

Strategic Advisor, Deloitte Canada, Canada

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Mr. Aaron MacLean

Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, United States

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Joanne Macrae

Andy Fillmore support staff, Andy Fillmore's Office, Canada

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Mr. Stew Magnuson

Editor-in-Chief, National Defense Magazine, United States

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Mr. Chuck Maillet

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

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Shuvaloy Majumdar

Foreign Policy Program Director & Munk Senior Fellow, Macdonald-Laurier Institute, Canada

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Mr. Lotfi Maktouf

Founder & President, Almadanya, Tunisia

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Professor Solange Márquez

Former VP; Professor of Law Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (Comexi); Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico

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Ms. Hooria Mashhour

Former Human Rights Minister;Consultant for YTJC . Member of the Technical Advisory Group / ( OSE ), Republic of Yemen; YTJC, Technical Advisory Group, Yemen

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Mr. Steve Matier

President and CEO, Maritime Launch Services Ltd., Canada

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Mr. Bill Matthews

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

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Mr. Bryan May

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence, Parliament of Canada, Canada

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Mr. Stephan Mayer

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

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Mr. Bill McCaffrey

President, McCaffrey Enterprises, Canada

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Jack McCain

Regional Director, American Airlines, United States

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Representative Michael McCaul

Texas’s 10th Congressional District, United States House of Representatives, United States

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Ms. Beth McGrath

Managing Director, Government and Public Services, Deloitte US, United States

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Major General Michelle McGuinness

Deputy Director for Commonwealth Integration, Defense Intelligence Agency, United States

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Dr. Kathleen McInnis

Senior Fellow and Director, Smart Women, Smart Power, CSIS, United States

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Mr. Paul McLeary

Defense Reporter, POLITICO, United States

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Captain Fiona McNaught

Director, Fleet Logistics Australian Navy, Australia

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The Honorable Armend Mehaj

Minister of Defense, Republic of Kosovo, Kosovo

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Ms. Masooda Mehdizada

UNHCR's L3 Evaluation Consultant, Cowater International, Afghanistan

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Lieutenant Colonel Beatriz Meléndez Lagunilla

Battalion Commander, Army Engineers Academy, Spanish Army, Spain

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Mr. Jonathan Meretsky

Managing Director, Merit House, Canada

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Lieutenant Colonel Monika Mertinaite

Senior Advisor, Defense Policy Group, Ministry of National Defense, Lithuanian Armed Forces, Lithuania

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Dr. Mauricio Meschoulam

Founder and Director; Professor, International Relations; Analyst and Columnist, Mexico Research Center for Peace; Universidad Iberoamericana; El Universal, Mexico

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Ms. Ia Meurmishvili

Managing Editor, Voice of America, Georgia, United States

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Mr. Ayman Mhanna

Executive Director Samir Kassir Foundation, Lebanon

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Ms. Karen Middleton

Chief Political Correspondent, The Saturday Paper, Australia

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Mr. Vladimir Milov

Economic Adviser; Expert, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny; Free Russia Foundation, Russia

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Mr. Duane Monea

Senator, University of Calgary, Canada

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Colonel Victoria Moorhouse

Deputy Assistant Chief of Medical Staff, British Army, United Kingdom

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Mr. Mouaz Moustafa

Executive Director, Syrian Emergency Task Force, United States

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Mr. Ariel Moutsatsos

Washington D.C. Bureau Chief and Senior Correspondent, Televisa, Mexico

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Mr. Jeff Mullen

Director, Enterprise Development, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Canada

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Mr. Vago Muradian

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

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Yuliia Mykytenko

Senior Lieutenant, Armed Forces of Ukraine, Ukraine

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Ms. Melanie Nadeau

Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE), Canada

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Ms. Vina Nadjibulla

Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia, Canada

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Ms. Nataliia Nagorna

Journalist,1+1, Ukraine

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Ms. Sanam Naraghi Anderlini

Founder & CEO, International Civil Society Action Network, United States

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Mr. Hani Nasser

Director, NATO Policy, DND, Canada

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Ms. Ruhee Neog

Director, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, India

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The Right Honourable Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones

Member, House of Lords, United Kingdom

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Dr. Joel Ng

Deputy Head, Centre for Multilateralism Studies, Singapore

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Minister Anna Novosad

Co-founder of Charity Fund savED, Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine (2019-2020), Ukraine

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Mr. Jonathan Nowak

Desk Officer North Atlantic, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Germany

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Mr. Connor O'Brien

Senior Defense Correspondent, Covering Congress, POLITICO, United States

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Mr. Derron O'Leary

Deputy Director for Regional Policy, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, United States

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Ambassador Jacqueline O'Neill

Ambassador for Women, Peace, and Security, Canada

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Mr. Tolu Ogunlesi

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

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Dr. Nancy Okail

President and CEO, Center for International Policy, United States

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The Honorable Kajsa Ollongren

Minister of Defence, Government of the Netherlands, Netherlands

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Mr. Japheth Omojuwa

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

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Ambassador Keng Yong Ong

Executive Deputy Chairman, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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Mr. C. Dixon Osburn

Author, Mission Possible: The Story of Repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell, United States

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Ms. Yuliia Paievska

Military Veteran and Volunteer Medic, Ukraine

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George Palikaras

Founder, President & CEO, META Materials, Inc., Canada

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Mr. Dale Palmeter

Principal Secretary, Office of the President of the Treasury Board of Canada, Canada

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Prof. Roland Paris

Director, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs University of Ottawa, Canada

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Mr. Iain Paterson

Chief Information Security Officer, WELL Health Technologies, Canada

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Lt. General Jocelyn Paul

Commander of the Canadian Army, Department of National Defence, Canada

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Mr. Mario Pelletier

Commissioner of the Coast Guard, Canada

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Colonel Nicole Petrucci

Operations Research Analyst US Space Force, United States

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Ambassador J. Peter Pham

Distinguished Fellow, Africa Center; Former U.S. Special Envoy for the Sahel & Great Lakes Regions of Africa, Atlantic Council, United States

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Dr. Alejandro Poiré

Dean, School of Social Sciences and Government, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico

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His Excellency Petro Poroshenko

The 5th President of Ukraine, Chairman of the European Solidarity Party of Ukraine, Government of Ukraine, Ukraine

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Mr. Miro RabVass

CEO, Alpha Regnum Fund, United States

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Mr Margus Rava

Ambassador to Canada, Embassy of Estonia, Ottawa, Estonia

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Ms. Madeleine Redfern

Chief Operating Officer, CanArctic Inuit Networks Inc., Canada

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Mr. Jason Rezaian

Global Opinions Writer, The Washington Post, United States

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The Honorable Jim Risch

Senator from Idaho , United States Senate, United States

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Mr. John Risley

Chair of the Board, CFFI Ventures Inc, Canada

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Mr. Colin Robertson

Senior Advisor and Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Canada

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Mr. Sean Roche

Director, National Security, Amazon Web Services, United States

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Mr. Daniel Rogers

Associate Chief, Communications Security Establishment, Canada

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Mr. Even Rogers

CEO, True Anomaly, United States

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Ms. Katie Romaine

Government Relations Associate, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, United States

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Dr. Gideon Rose

Distinguished Fellow, David Rockefeller Studies Program Council on Foreign Relations, United States

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Senator Jacky Rosen

United States Senator for Nevada, United States Senate, United States

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Senator Mike Rounds

Senator from South Dakota, United States Senate, United States

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Dr. Luis Rubio

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

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Mr. Patrick Rucker

Senior Correspondent, The Capitol Forum, United States

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Mr. Laurent Ruseckas

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

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The Honourable Scott Ryan

High Commissioner, Australian High Commission Canada, Australia

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Dr. Christopher Sabatini

Senior Fellow for Latin America, Chatham House, United States

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Dr. Paul Salem

President, Middle East Institute, United States

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Dr. Lobsang Sangay

Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School, Tibet

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Amb Andrei Sannikov

Chairman, European Belarus Foundation, Belarus

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Mrs. Friba Sabrina Saqeb

Former Member of Parliament, Women, Peace and Security, Afghanistan

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His Excellency Marjan Šarec

Minister of Defense, Republic of Slovenia, Slovenia

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Mr. Rana Sarkar

Consul General of Canada in San Francisco, United States, Global Affairs Canada, Canada

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Ms. Luiza Savage

Executive Editor, Growth, POLITICO, United States

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Mr. Maksym Savanevskyi

CEO, PlusOne; co-founder, Media Center Ukraine, Ukraine

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Dr. Macario Schettino

Professor, School of Social Sciences and Government, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico

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Mr. Randy Scheunemann

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

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Mr. Nick Schifrin

Foreign Affairs and Defense Correspondent, PBS NewsHour, United States

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Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler

Senior Director, Counter Extremism Project, Germany

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Mr. Nick Sealy-Thompson

Director, Disaster and Emergency Management, ATCO Frontec, Canada

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Major General Germaine Seewer

Commandant, Armed Forces College; Deputy Chief, Training and Education Command Swiss Armed Forces, Switzerland

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Mr.Daouda Sembene

CEO, AfriCatalyst Global Development Advisory, Senegal

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The Honorable Jeanne Shaheen

Senator from New Hampshire, United States Senate, United States

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Mr. Kaveh Shahrooz

Senior Fellow, Macdonald-Laurier Institute, Canada

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Director General Andrew Shearer

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

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Dr. Hanna Shelest

Head of Security Programmes, Foreign Policy Council “Ukrainian Prism”; Editor-in-chief, UA: Ukraine Analytica, Ukraine

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Commodore Fiona Shepherd

Assistant Chief of Staff J1/J4, Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ), United Kingdom

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His Excellency Andriy Shevchenko

Co-Founder, Media Center Ukraine, Ukraine

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Mr. Newton Shortliffe

Former Deputy Minister for Commerce Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Afghanistan

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Ms. Kamila Sidiqi

Former Deputy Minister for Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Afghanistan

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Ambassador Vasil Sikharulidze

Chairman, Atlantic Council of Georgia, Georgia

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Mr. Thomas Silberhorn

Spokesperson for Transatlantic Relations, CDU/CSU Group in the German Bundestag, Germany

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Ms. Jill Sinclair

Canadian Representative, Ukrainian Defence Reform Advisory Board, Strategic Joint Staff, Department of National Defence, Canada

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Colonel Anna Siverstig

Commanding Officer, Swedish Air Warfare Center, Swedish Air Force, Sweden

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Ambassador Darius Skusevičius

Ambassador of Lithuania to Canada, Embassy of Lithuania to Canada, Lithuania

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Mr David Smolansky

Special Envoy for Venezuelan Migration and Refugee Crisis, Organization of American States, Venezuela

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Mr. Evan Solomon

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

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Ms. Nancy Southern

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

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Ambassador Sabine Sparwasser

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

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Mr. Henning Speck

National Security Advisor, CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group, Germany

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Brigadier General Dr. Sylvia-Carolina Sperandio

Director Military Health Services, Austrian Military Health Services, Austria

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Deputy Prime Minister Olga Stefanishyna

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

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Dr. Janice Stein

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

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Dr. Constanze Stelzenmüller 

Director and Fritz Stern Chair on Germany and trans-Atlantic Relations; Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, Germany

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Ms. Mercedes Stephenson

Host, The West Block, Global News, Canada

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Major General Michel-Henri St-Louis

Canadian defence attaché (Washington), Canadian Armed Forces, Canada

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Captain Jenny Ström

Commanding Officer 3rd Naval Warfare Flotilla, Swedish Navy, Sweden

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Major General Charles Sullivan

President, Boeing Canada Operations Ltd., Canada

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Mr. Sergiy Sydorenko

Editor, co-founder, European Pravda, Ukraine

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Mr. Ahmet Taçyildiz

Treasurer of the Board of Directors, HFX, Turkey

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Colonel Rebecca Talbot

Chief of Staff, Supply Chain Branch Australian Defence Force, Australia

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Mr. Ishaan Tharoor

Columnist, The Washington Post, United States

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Ms. Jody Thomas

National Security and Intelligence Advisor to the Prime Minister Government of Canada, Canada

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General David Thompson

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

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Mr. Gerald Tilk

CEO, Pansophico, United States

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Mr. Emre Timurkan

CEO ,Almatis GmbH, Germany, Turkey

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Nicolas Todd

Vice President, Government Relations and Communications, Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), Canada

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Professor Hideshi Tokuchi

President, Research Institute for Peace and Security (RIPS), Japan

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Ms. Nahal Toosi

Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent POLITICO, United States

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Vice Admiral Angus Topshee

Commander, Royal Canadian Navy, Canada

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Mr. Yaroslav Trofimov

Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Wall Street Journal, United States

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Colonel Lara Troy

Commander, Joint Movements Australian Army, Australia

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Dr. Ming-Yen Tsai

Deputy Secretary-General, National Security Council, Taiwan

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Professor Steve Tsang

Director, China Institute School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom

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Ms. Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

National Leader of Belarus Head of the United Transitional Cabinet Belarus

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Mr. Patrick Tucker

Technology Editor, Defense One, United States

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Mr. Nury Turkel

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute; Chair, US Commission on International Religious Freedom, Hudson Institute, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, United States

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Director General Douglas Tu-Tien Hsu

Director General, Department of North American Affairs, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office, Taiwan

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Dr. Daniel Twining

President, International Republican Institute, United States

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Mr. Rustem Umerov

Chairman, State Property Fund of Ukraine ,Ukraine

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Ms. Bernadette Vanneste

Senior Producer, Global TV, The West Block, Canada

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Mr. Peter Van Praagh

President, HFX, United States

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Ambassador Julian Ventura

Former Deputy Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico

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Captain Carolien Verberne

Head of the Policy Control (Departement Directorate of Finance & Control), Royal Netherlands Navy, Netherlands

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Mr. Illia Vitiuk

Head of Cyber ​​Security Department, SBUs, Ukraine

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Ms. Heidi Vogt

National Security Editor, POLITICO, United States

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Amb. Kurt Volker

Distinguished Fellow; Senior International Advisor, CEPA, United States

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Mr. Alexander Ward

National Security Reporter, POLITICO, United States

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Mr. Tsuneo Watanabe

Senior Fellow, International Peace and Security Department, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan

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Mr. Bruce Weinrod

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

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Dr. Kenneth Weinstein

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

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Mr. Paul Wells

Independent journalist, paulwells.substack.com, Canada

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Colonel Kevin Whale

Director, Strategy & Development, MDA, Canada

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Ms. Jessica Wiebe

Artist, Canadian Forces Artist Program, Canadian War Museum, Canada

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Captain Erin Williams

Commanding Officer, USCG Activities Far East, U.S. Coast Guard, United States

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Colonel Danielle Willis

Vice Director, NORAD Operations, United States Air Force, United States

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Mr. Kenneth Wollack

Chairman, National Endowment for Democracy, United States

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Mr. Peter Wright

Economic Development Officer, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Canada

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Ms. Caroline Xavier

Chief, Communications Security Establishment, Canada

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Lieutenant General (Retired) Noboru Yamaguchi

Lieutenant General (retired), JGSDF, Professor, International University of Japan, Japan

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Ambassador Kostiantyn Yelisieiev

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine, Diplomatic Advisor to the Fifth President of Ukraine, Ukraine

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Ms. Anna Zaitseva

In the film/knows the film, Freedom on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom, Ukraine

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The Honorable Dov Zakheim

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

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Dr. Lassina Zerbo

Chairman of the Executive Advisory Board for Africa, NANO Nuclear, Burkina Faso

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Ms. Dalia Ziada

Director, Liberal Democracy Institute, Center for Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Egypt

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