HALIFAX INTERNATIONAL SECURITY FORUM AND IPSOS RELEASE 2018 GLOBAL THREAT INDEX

November 17, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Halifax, Nova Scotia – Halifax International Security Forum and Ipsos released this year’s Threat Index, a survey of citizens from 27 countries to gauge their perceptions of global affairs. “Political pundits and commentators make much these days of the apparent disconnect between the so-called elites and the wider public,” said Peter Van Praagh, President […]

Media Advisory

November 17, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA — The Delegation from the U.S. Congress to the 2018 Halifax International Security Forum will hold a media availability at the conclusion of the second day of the Forum. Details are, as follows: Saturday, 17 November 2018 6:15 PM (AST) The Westin Nova Scotian Harbour Room A 1181 Hollis Street […]

JOHN McCAIN PRIZE FOR LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC SERVICE PRESENTED TO THE PEOPLE OF LESBOS, GREECE

November 17, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Halifax, Nova Scotia – Cindy McCain presented the inaugural John McCain Prize for Leadership in Public Service today to the people of Lesbos, Greece for their heroic support of refugees fleeing the Middle East and Africa. The prize was presented at the tenth annual Halifax International Security Forum – an event that Senator McCain […]

PRESIDENT OF HALIFAX INTERNATIONAL SECURITY FORUM CHALLENGES GLOBAL DEMOCRACIES TO PUSH THE POPULISTS INTO THE SHADOWS

November 16, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Halifax, Canada – Peter Van Praagh, President of Halifax International Security Forum, today opened the 10th anniversary Forum by issuing a stark challenge to the assembled dignitaries from over 70 countries. “It is not enough to condemn populists as if they have arisen out of a vacuum. The challenge is to properly identify those issues […]

OPENING REMARKS FROM PETER VAN PRAAGH, PRESIDENT, HALIFAX INTERNATIONAL SECURITY FORUM

November 16, 2018

* Check Against Delivery * Senator John McCain was an American Hero for the World. It was our honor to welcome him here to Halifax International Security Forum every year. We will miss him very much. This year, our honor is to welcome Mrs. Cindy McCain, who has been with us here before, and who […]