HFX APPLAUDS CANADA’S STANCE ON HONG KONG

October 16, 2020

Washington, DC – Canada’s strong reaction to Beijing’s ominous threat to Canadians in Hong Kong is commendable and should be applauded, HFX said in a statement today.  “Canada has demonstrated incredible patience with regard to China’s behavior,” Peter Van Praagh, HFX President said.  “It is right and appropriate that Prime Minister Trudeau and Ministers Sajjan […]

HFX RELEASES 2020 TOPICAL AGENDA FOR HYBRID FORUM

September 30, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC—Halifax International Security Forum (HFX), the world’s leading gathering for leaders committed to strengthening security cooperation among democracies, today released the topical agenda for its annual conference. Please see the agenda here. HFX President, Peter Van Praagh, also announced that the Forum will continue as scheduled November 20-22.  This year’s event will be a […]

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 […]