Statement on the Resignation of Gen. Jonathan Vance 

July 27, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC – Peter Van Praagh, President of Halifax International Security Forum, today thanked Gen. Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff of the Canadian Armed Forces, for his steadfast support of the Forum over many years. “Gen. Vance has energized the Forum and its mission to strengthen strategic cooperation among the world’s democracies […]

HALIFAX INTERNATIONAL SECURITY FORUM ANNOUNCES 2020 CLASS OF PEACE WITH WOMEN FELLOWSHIP

July 6, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC– The highest-ranking female officer in her country. The Commander of the Electronic Warfare Operational Unit. The Director of Maritime Security & Arctic Region Policy on the National Security Council. These are just a few of the accomplishments of the 2020 cohort of the Halifax Peace With Women Fellowship. The program, […]

Halifax International Security Forum Calls on Ukraine to Halt Political Prosecutions

June 16, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington DC – The Halifax International Security Forum today called on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to end his prosecution of predecessor Petro Poroshenko. “President Zelensky should know that supporters of Ukraine’s democratic and economic development are under no illusions about the political motivations behind attempts to jail former President Poroshenko,” said Peter […]

Janice Stein Appointed Chair of Halifax International Security Forum

May 27, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC – The Halifax International Security Forum today announced the appointment of Janice Gross Stein as Chair of the Forum’s Board of Directors. “We are very proud and excited to have someone of Ms. Stein’s stature helm our organization and look forward to working with her as we enter our thirteenth […]

PETER VAN PRAAGH IN NATIONAL POST: COVID-19 IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO REFORM THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM

May 21, 2020

  Seventy-five years ago, the Second World War served as the impetus for creating an international system that worked for a very long time. Instead of another major conflict, let us use this current crisis as the impetus for modernizing the international system today Seventy-five years to the month after they defeated the Nazis in […]