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, […]

Halifax International Security Forum and Ipsos Release 2019 Global Influence Poll

November 21, 2019

Future of the world order: How do you view the U.S. and China’s influence? Toronto, Canada, November 20, 2019 — An ongoing trade war between the world’s two biggest economies is having an impact on how people view the influence that the U.S. and China have on world affairs. A new Ipsos Global Advisor survey […]

Halifax International Security Forum Releases 2019 Agenda

November 21, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HALIFAX, NS — Halifax International Security Forum, North America’s leading foreign affairs and defense conference, today released its agenda and an outline of some of its leading participants. The agenda release comes on the same day that Canada’s Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, announced his new cabinet including the re-appointment […]