Halifax International Security Forum Establishes Guide Posts for the Year Ahead

November 24, 2019

For Immediate Release Halifax, NS – Halifax International Security Forum concluded its proceedings today with representatives from over 80 democracies providing important guidance on the global security challenges of 2020 and beyond. “Again this year, the Halifax International Security Forum has shown why it is a must-attend event for democratic leaders, subject experts and decision […]

Halifax International Security Forum and Ipsos Release 2019 Global Threat Poll

November 23, 2019

A more dangerous world: People fear hackings over attacks to their personal safety  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, Canada — An increasing number of people feel the world became a more dangerous place over the past year after two consecutive years of declines on the measure. A new Ipsos Global Advisor survey done on behalf of the […]

JOHN McCAIN PRIZE FOR LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC SERVICE PRESENTED TO THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG

November 23, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Halifax, NS – Halifax International Security Forum Board Member Cindy McCain presented the John McCain Prize for Leadership in Public Service today to the people of Hong Kong in recognition of their struggle to preserve their rights and to press for democratic reform. The prize was presented at the eleventh annual Halifax […]

PRESIDENT OF HALIFAX INTERNATIONAL SECURITY FORUM LAUNCHES CHINA INITIATIVE

November 22, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Halifax, Canada – Peter Van Praagh, President of Halifax International Security Forum, today unveiled a new year-long initiative focused on China. “It’s no longer a secret that Xi Jinping’s China is working hard to make the world safe for authoritarianism,” said Van Praagh. “It is time for a comprehensive China strategy for […]

Forum President Peter Van Praagh Opens the 2019 Halifax International Security Forum

November 22, 2019

*Check Against Delivery* Ministers, Members of Parliament, Members of the Congressional Delegation, Distinguished officers, Ladies and Gentlemen, colleagues and friends: Welcome to Halifax. Before I say anything further, I want to give a special ‘welcome back’ to Canada’s Minister of National Defence, Harjit Sajjan. As many of you know, between last year’s Forum and today, […]