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  • HFX Launches 15@15: Youth Building Democracy

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC – To mark the 15th annual Halifax International Security Forum, HFX announces the launch of 15@15: Youth Building Democracy. This global competition will introduce young people to HFX’s vital mission of strengthening strategic cooperation among the world’s democracies. Fifteen years ago – 2008 – was momentous: Russia invaded its smaller neighbor Georgia, China […]

  • HFX Announces Dates for 15th Anniversary Halifax International Security Forum

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC – HFX is proud to announce that its 15th anniversary Halifax International Security Forum will be held November 17-19, 2023 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Over the past 15 years, Halifax International Security Forum has become widely recognized as the world’s preeminent gathering for leaders committed to democratic principles. Since November […]

  • Opening Remarks By HFX President Peter Van Praagh

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HALIFAX, NS — The following remarks were delivered this afternoon by HFX President Peter Van Praagh to welcome guests to the 2022 Halifax International Security Forum. Please check against delivery — Minister Anand, Ministers, Members of Parliament, Members of the Congressional Delegation, Distinguished officers, Ladies and Gentlemen, colleagues, and friends: My name is Peter […]


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HALIFAX, NS — HFX, host of the annual Halifax International Security Forum, the leading security meeting for democracies, today released its agenda along with the names of some of its prominent participants. The 2022 Halifax International Security Forum will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from November 18th to the 20th. Canada’s […]

  • HFX Opens Media Accreditation for 2022 Forum

    Washington, DC FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HFX is pleased to open media accreditation for the 2022 Forum, taking place November 18 to 20 in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada). In its 14th year, the Halifax International Security Forum is the world’s largest and most significant gathering of democratic defence leaders committed to global security and prosperity. Since […]


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, DC–HFX today announced the 2022 class of its landmark Peace With Women Fellowship. The program, now in its fifth year, experienced the most competitive selection process to date with a record number of countries submitting applications. Among the career highlights of the Class of ‘22: The first woman of the Austrian Armed […]


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HFX today announced the hiring of two outstanding individuals to its leadership team.  Susan Markham, a co-founder of Smash Strategies, will serve as Director of the Peace With Women Fellowship, and Michael Svetlik, most recently with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, will serve as HFX Chief Operating Officer. Together, they join HFX’s […]

  • Washington DC’s HFX Moves to 4-day Work Week

    Transition to a 4-day work week prioritizes work-life balance and recognizes employees’ well-being.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   WASHINGTON, DC – In a government town that’s on the go around the clock, Washington’s HFX has instituted a counter-intuitive policy: a four-day workweek.  Like many private sector and non-profit leaders, HFX president Peter Van Praagh guided […]

  • Sopranos Creator Gives to HFX to Provide Ukraine with Satellite Tech

    Sopranos creator, David Chase and his wife, Denise, donate $25,000 to HFX Ukraine Victory Fund to provide a Dedicated Satellite Constellation to Ukraine in the wake of Russia’s invasion.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Washington, DC – The Halifax International Security Forum today expressed thanks and gratitude to television icon and Sopranos creator David Chase […]

  • HFX Launches Ukraine Victory Fund

    HFX will fund a Satellogic Dedicated Satellite Constellation, providing Ukraine new capabilities to task and receive timely high-resolution satellite imagery FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC — HFX today launched the worldwide Ukraine Victory Fund with an initial aim of raising $10 million to dramatically improve Ukraine’s access to satellite imagery as it fights Russia’s invasion. […]