IPSOS Poll: Majority (67%) of Global Citizens Support the Closing of their Borders as Few (33%) Believe COVID-19 is Contained

November 22, 2020

New Zealand Gets Top Marks for How They’ve Dealt with COVID-19; United States Gets Failing Grade; Opinions about the WHO are Mixed   HALIFAX, NS — Halifax International Security Forum (HFX) concluded its proceedings today but the conversations started at HFX2020 – on topics like China, American engagement and the future of the international order […]

IPSOS Poll: Concern over Health Epidemic Overtakes Hacking As Top Perceived Threat among Global Citizens

November 21, 2020

Only Slim Majority (53%, +1) Confident in their Country’s Ability to Deal with Epidemic; Fewer (45%, -1) Confident in Protection from Hacking   TORONTO, ON — A recent Ipsos survey conducted in 28 countries reveals that more global citizens now perceive a health epidemic (78%, +27 points since last year) as the top threat over the next […]

IPSOS Poll: Fewer Global Citizens Believe China Will Have Positive Influence on World Affairs in Coming Decade

November 20, 2020

Ipsos Polling for Halifax Security Forum Reveals Just 42% Believe China Will have a Positive Impact, down 11 Points Since Last Year   Toronto, ON – The year 2020 has seen a precipitous drop in the proportion of global citizens who believe that China will have a positive influence on global affairs in the next […]

Halifax International Security Forum Presents Builder Award to Gen. Jonathan Vance

November 20, 2020

HALIFAX, NS — Halifax International Security Forum (HFX) announced today that Canada’s Chief of the Defence Staff, Gen. Jonathan Vance received its prestigious Builder Award. “The Builder Award recognizes individuals or groups who have been instrumental to the success of HFX and are tireless advocates for global security,” said Peter Van Praagh, HFX President. “Gen. Vance […]


November 19, 2020

HALIFAX, NS — Halifax International Security Forum (HFX), North America’s leading foreign affairs and defense conference, released the agenda of its plenaries and panel discussions that will be taking place this week from November 20-22. The complete agenda can be viewed here, but among the highlights are: China vs Democracy: The Greatest Game – Taking […]