November 20-22, 2020



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, Senior Advisor for Asia, Halifax International Security Forum, Payson J. Treat Fellow in Contemporary Asia, Hoover Institute, Stanford University

Alyssa Ayres, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations

Ian Brodie, Director of Studies, Canadian Global Affairs Institute

Rosa Brooks, Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law and Policy, Georgetown University Law Center

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

Dean Fealk, Chair, Global Strategy & Innovation, Halifax International Security Forum, Managing Partner, DLA Piper

John Glenn, Policy Director, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

Jerrold Green, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Council on International Policy

Heather Hurlburt, Director, New Models of Policy Change, New America

Rachel Kleinfeld, Senior Fellow, Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

François Lafond, Special Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs, Republic of North Macedonia

Paz Magat, Director, Peace With Women Fellowship, Halifax International Security Forum

C. Dixon Osburn, Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy Center

Roland Paris, Professor of International Affairs, University of Ottawa

Luis Rubio, Chairman, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations

Chris Sabatini, Senior Fellow for Latin America, Chatham House

Randy Scheunemann, Senior Counselor, Halifax International Security Forum

Robin Shepherd, Vice President, Halifax International Security Forum

Janice Stein, Chair of the Board of Directors, Halifax International Security Forum, Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management, Founding Director, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Peter Van Praagh, President, Halifax International Security Forum

Kurt Volker, Senior International Advisor, Advisory Board Member, BGR Group

W. Bruce Weinrod, Adjunct Professor, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Check out the 2020 Forum Program in English and French.

Carol Abraham, New Zealand

Chief Defence Strategy Management, New Zealand Defence Force

Michael Abramowitz, United States

President, Freedom House

Mohammed Abulahoum, Yemen

Head, Justice and Building Party

Alka Acharya, India

Professor of Chinese Studies, Centre for East Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Takeshi Akahori, Japan

Ambassador (UN Affairs, Cyber Policy)

Hulusi Akar, Turkey

Minister of National Defense, Ministry of National Defense

Fatima Akilu, Nigeria

Executive Director, NEEM Foundation

Izabela Albrycht, Poland

Chair, Kosciuszko Institute

Sergio Alcocer, Mexico

VP; Mexican Council of Foreign Relations COMEXI

Leila Alieva, Azerbaijan

Affiliate Researcher, Russia and East European Studies, Oxford University

John Allen, United States

President, The Brookings Institution

T.S. Allen, United States

Captain, U.S. Army

Raed al-Saleh, Turkey

Co-Founder and Director, Syria Civil Defence

Rajmund Andrzejczak, Poland

Chief of the General Staff, Polish Armed Forces

David Angell, Canada

Canadian Permanent Representative to NATO, Joint Delegation of Canada to NATO

Niels Annen, Germany

Member, Bundestag; Minister of State, Federal Foreign Office

James Appathurai, NATO

Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Michael Arthur, United Kingdom

President, Boeing International

Thomas Axworthy, Canada

Secretary-General, InterAction Council of Former Heads of State and Government

Alyssa Ayres, United States

Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations

James Baker, United States

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

Falah Mustafa Bakir, Kurdistan Region - Iraq

Senior Foreign Policy Adviser to the President, Kurdistan Regional Government

Katharine Barber, USA

Wing Commander for the Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick Air Force Base Florida, US Air Force

Mustafa Barghouti, Palestine

Secretary General and Co-Founder, Palestinian National Initiative

Espen Barth Eide, Norway

Member of Parliament, Labour Party, The Storting

Rania Barrak, Tunisia

Professor in Military Higher Education, Military Staff College and Superior War College

Emma Barrasso, United States

Strategy and Growth Lead, Owens Corning

John Barrasso, United States

Senator from Wyoming, United States Senate

Rob Bauer, Netherlands

Chief of Defence, Netherlands Armed Forces

François Bausch, Luxembourg

Minister of Defence, Ministry of Defence, Luxembourg

Monik Beauregard, Canada

Associate Deputy Minister, Public Safety Canada

Oscar Becerra, Mexico

Director, Due Diligence América Latina, Citi Security & Investigative Services; Member, Colectivo de Análisis de la Seguridad con Democracia

Mónica Beltràn, Canada

Deputy Head of Mission, Chargé d'Affaires, Embassy of Colombia in Canada

Fatou Bensouda

Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court

Ryan Berg, United States

Research Fellow in Latin America Studies, American Enterprise Institute

Peter Beyer, Germany

Member, Bundestag; Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation, Federal Foreign Office

Jack Bianchi, United States

Research Fellow, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Lincoln Bloomfield, United States

Chairman Emeritus, Stimson Center

Jason Bordoff, United States

Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Peter Boehm, Canada

Senator from Ontario, Canada

Kenneth Braithwaite, United States

Secretary, United States Navy

Darrell Bricker, Canada

CEO, IPSOS Public Affairs

Laura Bridge, United States

Managing Director, Halifax International Security Forum

Ian Brodie, Canada

Associate Professor, University of Calgary; Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute

Shelly Bruce, Canada

Chief, Communications Security Establishment

Matthew Bryza, United States

Associate Professor, University of Calgary; Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute

Ahmet Çalik, Turkey

Chairman, Çalik Holding

Angus Campbell, Australia

Chief of the Defence Force, Australian Defence Force

Leslie Campbell, Canada

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

Joyce Carter, Canada

President and CEO, Halifax International Airport Authority

Figo Chan, Hong Kong

Vice Convenor, Civil Human Rights Front

Tasos Chatzivasileiou, Greece

Member of the Greek Parliament, Secretary Gen. of the Standing Committee on National Defence and Foreign Affairs

Jessica Chen Weiss, United States

Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University

Jim Chilton, United States

Senior Vice President, Space and Launch, Boeing Defense, Space & Security

Tom Clark, Canada

Chair, Public Affairs and Communications, Global Public Affairs

Steve Clemons, United States

Editor-at-Large, The Hill

Andrew Clinton, Canada

Director of the Organizational Resilience and Security Division, Asian Development Bank

Eliot Cohen, United States

Dean, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

J. Michael Cole, Taiwan

Senior Fellow, Global Taiwan Institute/Macdonald-Laurier Institute

James Coomarasamy, United Kingdom

Senior Presenter, BBC Radio and World Service

Chris Coons, United States

Senator from Delaware, United States Senate

Marie-Thérèse Corbani, Lebanon

Researcher, Siren Associates

Philip Davidson, United States

Commander, United States Indo-Pacific Command

Eli Diamond, United States

Program Manager, Private Foundation

Harris Diamond, United States

Chairman and CEO, McCann Worldgroup

Paula Dobriansky, United States

Senior Fellow, The Future of Diplomacy Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University

Andrew Duncan, United States


Rachel Durbin, Australia

Director, Future Force Lifecycle Engineering, Navy Capability Division, Royal Australian Navy

Elizabeth Economy, United States

C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Rejanne Eimers-van Nes, Netherlands

Commander, Personnel Logistics, Royal Netherlands Army

Melissa Emmett, United Kingdom

Corps Colonel, Intelligence Corps, British Army

Süleyman Savaş Erdem, Turkey


Comfort Ero, United Kingdom

Program Director, Africa; International Crisis Group

Norbert Eschborn, Germany

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

Hanne Fugl Eskjær, Denmark

Ambassador of Denmark to Canada, Denmark

Emily Estelle, United States

Research Manager, Critical Threats Project, American Enterprise Institute

Nino Evgenidze, Georgia

Executive Director, Economic Policy Research Center

Richard Fadden, Canada

Senior Advisor, Capitol Hill Group

Dean Fealk, United States

Managing Partner; DLA Piper

Neil Ferguson, United Kingdom

Director, MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis, School of Public Health, Imperial College London

Bob Fife, Canada

Ottawa Bureau Chief, Globe and Mail

Renée Filiatrault, Canada

Advisory Board, Network for Strategic Analysis on Defence and Security

Andy Fillmore, Canada

Member of Parliament for Halifax; House of Commons, Canada

Brian Finlay, Canada

President and CEO; Stimson Center

Darren Fisher, Canada

Member of Parliament for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour; House of Commons, Canada

Ann Fitz-Gerald, Canada

Professor, Director, Balsillie School of International Affairs

Robert Fonberg, Canada

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

Christian Forstner, Germany

Executive Director; Hanns Seidel Foundation

Liam Fox, United Kingdom

Member of Parliament; House of Commons

Serena Frechter, United States

Special Assistant to the CEO; Development Finance Corporation

King-wa Fu, Hong Kong

Associate Professor; Journalism and Media Studies Centre, University of Hong Kong

Bishop Garrison, United States

Co-Founder and President, Rainey Center, Director, National Security Outreach, Human Rights First

Ulf Gartzke, Germany

Managing Partner, Spitzberg Partners LLC

Matthias Gebauer, Germany

Chief Correspondent; Der Spiegel

Rob Gillies, Canada

Canada Bureau Chief; Associated Press

Chaitanya Giri, India

Fellow, Space and Ocean Studies; Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations

Fellow, Space and Ocean Studies; Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations

Policy Director; U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

Dore Gold, Israel

President; Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Katherine Graef, United States

Colonel; United States Special Operations Command

Jerrold Green, United States

President and Chief Executive Officer; President and Chief Executive Officer

Mark Green, United States

Executive Director, McCain Institute for International Leadership

Robert Greenhill, Canada

Executive Chairman, Global Canada

Maryscott Greenwood, United States

CEO, Canadian American Business Council; Managing Director, Crestview Strategy

Jean-Marie Guéhenno, France

Member, High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation, United Nations; Senior Advisor, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

Ivana Gutzelnig, Slovak Republic

Director, Military Centre of Aviation Medicine, Ministry of Defence

Peter Hammerschmidt, Canada

Assistant Deputy Minister, Department of National Defence

Ibrahim Hamidi, Syria

Senior Diplomatic Editor, Asharq Al-Awsat

Husain Haqqani, Pakistan

Director and Senior Fellow, South and Central Asia, Hudson Institute

Meliza Haradinaj, Republic of Kosovo

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Republic of Kosovo

Jürgen Hardt, Germany

Foreign Policy Spokesman, CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group, Bundestag,

Tammy Harris, Canada

Former Deputy Commander, Royal Canadian Air Force, Canadian Armed Forces

Jane Harman, United States

Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Wilson Center

France Hébert, Canada

Vice President and General Manager, CAE Defence & Security

Mark Hetfield, United States

President and CEO, HIAS

Richard Javad Heydarian, Philippines

Research Fellow, Stratbase-ADR Institute; Columnist, Philippine Daily Inquirer

Szu-Chien Hsu, Taiwan

Deputy Secretary-General, National Security Council

Kai-Hung Hu, Taiwan

Chairman, Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation

Peter Hultqvist, Sweden

Minister of Defence, Ministry of Defence, Sweden

Kay Bailey Hutchinson, United States

United States Permanent Representative, United States Mission to NATO

Jaeho Hwang, Republic of Korea

Director, Global Security Cooperation Center; Professor, Division of International Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Goldy Hyder, Canada

President and CEO, Business Council of Canada

Esther Ibanga, Nigeria

Pastor, Jos Christian Missions International; Executive Director and Founder, Women without Walls Initiative

Iko Ibanga, Nigeria

Founder and CEO, Pro-Health International

Dolkun Isa, Germany

President, World Uyghur Congress

Wolfgang Ischinger, Germany

Chairman, Munich Security Conference

Farahnaz Ispahani, Pakistan

Former Member of Parliament, National Assembly of Pakistan; Senior Fellow, Religious Freedom Institute

Dhruva Jaishankar, India

Director, US Initiative, Observer Research Foundation; Nonresident Fellow, Lowy Institute

Jackson Janes, United States

President Emeritus, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies

Josef Joffe, Germany

Publisher and Editor, Die Zeit; Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution

Kersti Kaljulaid, Republic of Estonia

President, Republic of Estonia

Matake Kamiya, Japan

Director and Distinguished Research Fellow, Japan Forum on International Relations; Professor of International Relations, National Defense Academy of Japan

Lisa Kaplan, United States

Founder and CEO, Alethea Group

Vladimir Kara-Murza, Russia

Vice President, Free Russia Foundation

Tawakkol Karman, Yemen

Nobel Peace Laureate; Founder, Women Journalists Without Chains

Raimundas Karoblis, Lithuania

Minister of National Defence, Ministry of National Defence, Lithuania

Yoichi Kato, Japan

Senior Research Fellow, Asia Pacific Initiative; Adjunct Fellow, Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Jānis Kažociņš, Latvia

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

Kamran Khan, Canada

Founder and CEO, Bluedot Inc.

Roderich Kiesewetter, Germany

Member, Bundestag

Suat Kınıklıoğlu, Turkey

Senior Fellow, Center for Applied Turkey Studies

Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff, Germany

Vice President, Director of Berlin Office, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Rachel Kleinfeld, United States

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

Tetsuo Kotani, Japan

Senior Fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs

Stephanie Krause, Germany

Commander, Medical Regiment No 1, German Armed Forces

Solveig Krey, Norway

Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations Section, Defence Staff Norway, Norwegian Armed Forces

François Lafond, France

Special Adviser to Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs, Republic of North Macedonia; President, Blue Networks and Opportunities, Paris

Jim Landon, Canada

President, ATCO Frontec

President, ATCO Frontec

Chief of Executive Staff, Federal Ministry of Defence

Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, Germany

Member, Bundestag

Isabelle Lasserre, France

Deputy Editor, Le Figaro

Meghan Latcovich, United States

Strategic Advisor; Director of the Sedona Forum, McCain Institute for International Leadership

Emily Lau, Hong Kong

Former Chairperson, Democratic Party; Former Member, Legislative Council

Geneviève Lehoux, Canada

Director, Military Careers Administration, Canadian Armed Forces

Pierre Lellouche, France

Council Member, City of Paris; Associate Partner, Agora Strategy Group

Mark Lennon, United States

Worldwide Head of Public Sector Strategy and Programs, Apple

Lene Lillelund, Denmark

Battalion Commander, 2nd Logistics Battalion, Logistics Regiment, Danish Armed Forces

Tod Lindberg, United States

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Mark Lippert, United States

Head of Government Affairs and Public Policy, YouTube Asia Pacific; Senior Advisor (Non-Resident), Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Tzipi Livni, Israel

Former Minister of Justice; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Israel

Debra Lovette, United States

Director, Executive Action Group, Headquarters United States Air Force

Jüri Luik, Estonia

Minister of Defence, Ministry of Defence, Estonia

John MacDonell, Canada

Partner, Spiteri & Ursulak LLP

Peter MacKay, Canada

Partner, Baker & McKenzie

Paz Magat, United States

Director, Peace With Women Fellowship, Halifax International Security Forum

Chuck Maillet, Canada

Vice-President, Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Rita Manchanda, India

Senior Executive and Research Director, South Asia Forum for Human Rights

Solange Márquez, Mexico

Vice President, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations; Professor of Law, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Jill Marrack, Canada

Foreign Language Student, Canadian Armed Forces

Lysane Martel, Canada

Director, RCAF Professional Development, 2nd Canadian Air Division, Royal Canadian Air Force

Bill McCaffrey, Canada

President, McCaffrey Enterprises

Cindy McCain, United States

Chair, McCain Institute for International Leadership

Sean McDonald, United States

Co-Founder, Digital Public; CEO, FrontlineSMS

Michelle McGuinness, Australia

Director General, Counter Proliferation and Terrorism, Defence Intelligence Organization

Francis P. McGuire, Canada

President, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Rocky Meade, Jamaica

Chief of Defence Staff, Jamaica Defence Force

Jonathan Meretsky, Canada

Managing Director, Merit House

Mauricio Meschoulam, Mexico

Founder and Director, Mexico Research Center for Peace; Professor, International Relations, Universidad Iberoamericana

Jeanne Meserve, United States

Member, Homeland Security Experts Group; Member, Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity

Ia Meurmishvili, United States

Senior Editor, Voice of America, Georgia

Ayman Mhanna, Lebanon

Executive Director, Samir Kassir Foundation

Mark Milley, United States

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, United States Armed Forces

Duane Monea, Canada

Administrator, Real Estate Council of Alberta

Valérie Morcel, France

Head of the 54th Signals Regiment, French Army

Marta Morgan, Canada

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Global Affairs Canada

Tim Morrison, United States

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute's Center for the Future of Liberal Society

Ariel Moutsatsos, Mexico

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

Nicolas Moyer, Canada

President and CEO, Cooperation Canada

Yusuf Müftüoğlu, Turkey

Managing Partner and Director, CRA Strategic Advisory

Jeff Mullen, Canada

Director, Enterprise Development, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Vago Muradian, United States

Founder and Editor, Defense and Aerospace Report

Ruhee Neog, India

Director, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies

Pauline Neville-Jones, United Kingdom

Member, House of Lords; Patron, Cyber Security Challenge

Andreas Nick, Germany

Member, Foreign Affairs Committee, Bundestag

Masashi Nishihara, Japan

President, Research Institute for Peace and Security

Yasushi Noguchi, Japan

Director General for International Affairs, Defense Policy Bureau, Ministry of Defense

Jacqueline O’Neill, Canada

Ambassador for Women, Peace, and Security

Omid Nouripour, Germany

Member, Foreign Affairs Committee, Bundestag

Tolu Ogunlesi, Nigeria

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

Nancy Okail, United States

Visiting Scholar, Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University

Japheth Omojuwa, Nigeria

Founder and Chief Strategist, Alpha Reach; Founder and Volunteer, Omojuwa Foundation

Tracy Onufer, United States

Chief of Staff, Special Operations Command South, United States Air Force

Rebecca Ore, United States

Captain of the Port and Commanding Officer, Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach, United States Coast Guard,

C. Dixon Osburn, United States

Fellow, Carr Center, Harvard Kennedy School

Erin O'Toole, Canada

Member of Parliament for Durham House of Commons, Canada

Paul Owens, Canada

Manager, Special Initiatives, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Artis Pabriks, Latvia

Minister of Defence, Ministry of Defence, Latvia

Leon Panetta, United States

Chairman, The Panetta Institute for Public Policy

Roland Paris, Canada

Professor of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa

Sameer Patil, India

Fellow, International Security Studies Programme, Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations

Stuart Peach, NATO

Chairman of the Military Committee, North Atlantic Treaty Organization

David Perry, Canada

Vice President and Senior Analyst, Canadian Global Affairs Institute

Smadar Perry, Israel

Senior Editor for Middle East Affairs, Yedioth Ahronoth

J. Peter Pham, United States

Special Envoy for the Sahel Region of Africa, United States Department of State

Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno, Colombia

President, ProBogota; Chairman, Virtus Global

Joana Polekauskienė, Lithuania

Senior Instructor, General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania, Lithuanian Armed Forces

Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine

5th President, Government of Ukraine

Margaret Purdy, Canada

Member, Independent Review Panel for Defence Acquisitions, Government of Canada

Kenan Rahmani, United States

Advocacy Manager, The Syria Campaign; Policy Advisor, Americans for a Free Syria

John Raymond, United States

Chief of Space Operations, United States Space Force

Peter Ricketts, Canada

President and Vice Chancellor, Acadia University

Colin Robertson, Canada

Vice President and Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute

Véronique Roger-Lacan, France

Ambassador of France to UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Ambassador of France to UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

CEO, The MSRogers Group LLC

Josh Rogin, United States

Columnist, The Washington Post

Rafal Rohozinski, Canada

Principal Officer, The SecDev Group

Gideon Rose, United States

Editor, Foreign Affairs

Luis Rubio, Mexico

Chairman, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations; Mexico Evalua

Christopher Sabatini, United States

Senior Fellow for Latin America, Chatham House

Marc-Olivier Sabourin, Germany

Vice-President and General Manager, CAE Elektronik GmbH

Harjit Sajjan, Canada

Minister of National Defence, Department of National Defence

Lobsang Sangay, Tibet

President, Central Tibetan Administration

Andrei Sannikov, Belarus

Chairman, European Belarus Foundation

Samir Saran, India

President, Observer Research Foundation

Kenichiro Sasae, Japan

President; Former Japanese Ambassador to the United States, The Japan Institute of International Affairs

Luiza Savage, United States

Executive Director, Editorial Initiatives, POLITICO

Mike Savage, Canada

Mayor, City of Halifax

Macario Schettino, Mexico

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

Randy Scheunemann, United States

Senior Counselor, Halifax International Security Forum; Vice Chairman, International Republican Institute

Nick Schifrin, United States

Foreign Affairs and Defense Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

Hans-Jakob Schindler, Germany

Senior Director, Counter Extremism Project

Nils Schmid, Germany

Member, Bundestag

Christian Schmidt, Germany

Member, Bundestag; Advisory Boardmember, Deutsche Bahn

Nick Sealy-Thompson, Canada

Nick Sealy-Thompson, Canada

Germaine Seewer, Switzerland

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

Lara Seligman, United States

Pentagon Reporter, POLITICO

Daouda Sembene, Senegal

Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Global Development

Radmila Shekerinska, Republic of North Macedonia

Minister of Defence, Ministry of Defence, Republic of North Macedonia

Fiona Shepherd, United Kingdom

Assistant Head, Defence Logistic Operations and Plans, Defence Support Operations, British Royal Navy

Robin Shepherd, United Kingdom

Vice President, Halifax International Security Forum

Kevin Short, New Zealand

Chief of Defence Force, New Zealand Defence Force

Ian Shugart, Canada

Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, Privy Council Office, Government of Canada

Vasil Sikharulidze, Georgia

Chairman, Atlantic Council of Georgia

Martha Simms, United States

Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of State

Jill Sinclair, Canada

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

Kevin Skillin, United States

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

David Smolansky, Venezuela

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

Nancy Southern, Canada

Chair and CEO, ATCO

Robert Spalding, United States

CEO and Founder, Subutai LLC

Sabine Sparwasser, Germany

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

Henning Speck, Germany

National Security Advisor, CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group

Olha Stefanishyna, Ukraine

Deputy Prime Minister, Ukraine

Janice Stein, Canada

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

Mercedes Stephenson, Canada

Host, The West Block, Global News

Rob Stewart, Canada

Deputy Minister, Public Safety Canada

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO

Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Charles Sullivan, Canada

Managing Director, Boeing Canada

Michael Svetlik, United States

Vice President, Programs, International Foundation for Electoral Systems

Joanna Świątkowska, Poland

Programme Director, European Cybersecurity Forum; Senior Research Fellow, The Kosciuszko Institute

Ahmet Taçyildiz, Turkey

Chairman, Gap İnşaat

Rebecca Talbot, Australia

Chief of Staff, Supply Chain Branch, Australian Defence Force

Keiko Tanaka, Japan

International Policy Planning Section (J5), Joint Staff, Ministry of Defence

Audrey Tang, Taiwan

Minister Without Portfolio, Government of Taiwan

Nicolas Tenzer, France

Chairman, Center for the Study and Research on Political Decision; Editor, Le Banquet

Ishaan Tharoor, United States

Columnist, The Washington Post

Jody Thomas, Canada

Deputy Minister of National Defence, Department of National Defence

Gerald Tilk, United States

CEO, Pansophico

Hideshi Tokuchi, Japan

Visiting Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

Steve Tsang, United Kingdom

Director, China Institute, School for Oriental and African Studies

Daniel Twining, United States

President, International Republican Institute

Peter Van Praagh, United States

President, Halifax International Security Forum

Nirmal Verma, India

Chief of Naval Operations Distinguished International Fellow, United States Naval War College

Kurt Volker, United States

Distinguished Fellow, CEPA; Senior International Advisor, BGR Group

Joseph Votel, United States

President and CEO, Business Executives for National Security

Tsuneo Watanabe, Japan

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

Mike Watson, United States

Associate Director, Hudson Institute's Center for the Future of Liberal Society

W. Bruce Weinrod, United States

Adjunct Professor, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Ai Weiwei, China

Activist; Artist

Thomas Whayne, United States

Chief Financial Officer, OneWeb

Peter Wright, Canada

Development Officer, Aerospace and Defence, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Jaushieh Joseph Wu, Taiwan

Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Amos Yadlin, Israel

Executive Director, Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv University

Noboru Yamaguchi, Japan

Vice President and Professor, International University of Japan

Taro Yamato, Japan

Vice Director, Secretariat of the International Peace Cooperation, Cabinet Office Headquarters

Saira Yamin, United States

Professor, Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies; Non-resident Fellow, Center for Global Policy

Dov Zakheim, United States

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

Lassina Zerbo, Burkina Faso

Executive Secretary, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization

Linda Zhang, United States

Research Associate, Foreign and Defense Policy, American Enterprise Institute

Mohammad Yasin Zia, Afghanistan

Chief of Defense Staff, Afghan National Army

Dalia Ziada, Egypt


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