The Halifax International Security Forum invites subject experts with significant practical experience to volunteer their time throughout the summer months to discuss and debate ideas to be addressed head-on at Halifax in November. The guidance provided by the Agenda Working Group ensures that Halifax International Security Forum plays its part in shaping the coming year’s global security agenda.
Halifax International Security Forum is proud that the agenda presented to its participants each year is acutely relevant and reflects conversations that are happening in capitals around the world. In the cases where these issues are not yet top-of-mind for decision makers, Halifax International Security Forum is pleased to create those conversations that will gain attention and inspire international action.
Michael Auslin Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and Columnist, Wall Street Journal
Leslie Campbell Senior Associate and Regional Director for Middle East and North Africa Programs, National Democratic Institute
Helga Flores Trejo Foreign Policy Fellow, The Brookings Institution
John K. Glenn Policy Director, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition
Joseph Hall Vice President, Halifax International Security Forum
Heather Hurlburt Executive Director, National Security Network
Rachel Kleinfeld Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; President Emeritus, Truman National Security Project
David J. Kramer President, Freedom House
Jacqueline O’Neill Director, The Institute for Inclusive Security
Dixon Osburn Director of the Law and Security Program, Human Rights First
Roland Paris Director of Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa
Tom Perriello President & CEO, Center for American Progress Action Fund; Counselor, Center for American Progress
Paul Salem Director, Carnegie Middle East Center
Randall Scheunemann President, Orion Strategies
Robin Shepherd Director, International Affairs, Henry Jackson Society
Julianne Smith Senior Vice President, Beacon Global Strategies LLC; Former Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President
Janice Gross Stein Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management, University of Toronto
Jonathan Tepperman Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs
Peter Van Praagh President, Halifax International Security Forum
Kurt Volker Executive Director, McCain Institute for International Leadership
W. Bruce Weinrod Senior Advisor, Global Impact, Inc.
Michael Werz Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress