Information regarding the 2018 Halifax International Security Forum will be posted shortly.
Please visit our 2017 Forum coverage for information on last year’s agenda, speakers, and plenaries.
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, Williams-Griffis Fellow in Contemporary Asia, Hoover Institute, Stanford University
Alyssa Ayres, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
Ian Brodie, Graduate Program Director, Centre for Military, Strategic and Security Studies, University of Calgary
Rosa Brooks, Senior Fellow, New America Foundation, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Georgetown Law
Leslie Campbell, Senior Associate and Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa Programs, National Democratic Institute
Dean Fealk, Partner, DLA Piper
John Glenn, Policy Director, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition
Jerrold Green, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Council on International Policy
Joseph Hall, Advisor to the President, Halifax International Security Forum
Heather Hurlburt, Director, New Models of Policy Advocacy Project, New America Foundation
Rachel Kleinfeld, Senior Associate, Democracy and Rule of Law Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
David Kramer, Senior Fellow, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International University
François Lafond, President, Blue Networks and Opportunities, Paris
Jacqueline O’Neill, Global Fellow, Canada Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center
C. Dixon Osburn, Executive Director, Center for Justice & Accountability
Roland Paris, University Research Chair in International Security and Governance, University of Ottawa
J. Peter Pham, Vice President for Research and Regional Initiatives; Director, Africa Center, Atlantic Council
Peter Van Praagh, President, Halifax International Security Forum
Luis Rubio, Chairman, Center of Research for Development
Chris Sabatini, Executive Director, Global Americans, Lecturer of International and Public Policy, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs
Paul Salem, Acting President, The Middle East Institute
Randy Scheunemann, President, Orion Strategies
Robin Shepherd, Senior Advisor, Halifax International Security Forum
Janice Stein, Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management, Founding Director, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
Kurt Volker, Executive Director, The McCain Institute for International Leadership
W. Bruce Weinrod, Senior Advisor, GSA International