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Our Mission

HFX’s mission is to strengthen strategic cooperation among the world’s democracies.


At HFX, we believe that true security is achieved only when people enjoy the benefits of democracy, leading in turn to economic prosperity and lasting peace. Since 2009, HFX promotes greater understanding, builds trust and deepens ties through its unique and diverse international programming.

HFX is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Washington, DC.

Forum Founders

Sixteen years ago, a group of people shared a vision that the world needed a modern venue to reinvigorate strategic cooperation among democracies. Halifax International Security Forum recognizes individuals without whom this event would not have become the international gathering of democracies that it is today.

  • laura bridge
  • tom clark
  • dan dugas
  • dean fealk
  • marian fernet
  • renée filiatrault
  • joseph hall
  • david kramer
  • john MacDonell
  • george macphee
  • steve markle
  • duane monea
  • jeff mullen
  • paul owens
  • jay paxton
  • jonathan tepperman
  • jill sinclair
  • janice gross stein
  • jonathan weisstub