Halifax International Security Forum Announces Inaugural Class of Peace With Women Fellowship - Halifax
Halifax International Security Forum Announces Inaugural Class of Peace With Women Fellowship
September 4, 2018

September 4, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC–Halifax International Security Forum is proud to present the inaugural class of the Halifax Peace With Women Fellowship:

Group Captain Jules Adams, Royal Australian Air Force
Brigadier General Ingrid Gjerde, Norwegian Army
Colonel Katherine Graef, United States Army
Colonel Rose King, New Zealand Army
Colonel Vebhije Kuti, Albanian Land Force
Captain Jill Marrack, Royal Canadian Navy
Colonel Dr. Nicole Schilling, German Air Force

Fellows are active-duty female officers with diverse areas of expertise, including medicine, logistics, NATO operations, defense planning, and personnel management.

Peter Van Praagh, President of Halifax International Security Forum, today made the announcement, saying:

“The inaugural class of the Halifax Peace With Women Fellowship is an esteemed group of officers who will raise the bar of military leadership. The Fellowship will give them an opportunity to challenge the limits of their traditional training and further expand their vision for the future of international security. The diversity of the group will initiate the development of an international network of women who will lead their sector in promoting a modern vision of security. Halifax International Security Forum looks forward to witnessing their growth and their contributions to the field.”

About the Fellowship
The Halifax Peace With Women Fellowship is a three-week executive tour for senior active-duty female military officers. The tour will begin on October 25 and conclude at the 10th annual Halifax International Security Forum, which will take place November 16-18, 2018. Participants will visit Washington DC, Silicon Valley, Toronto and Waterloo, and Ottawa before concluding the program in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Fellows will meet with government, military, and thought leaders as they travel through the political and technological capitals of the United States and Canada to deepen their understanding of American and Canadian strategic challenges, as well as the cutting-edge technologies transforming the realities of national security.


For more information, please email fellowship@halifaxtheforum.org.

The 2019 Halifax Peace With Women Fellowship will begin in October 2019. A Call for Applications will be issued in January 2019. Please email fellowship@halifaxtheforum.org if you wish to receive the announcement.

About Halifax International Security Forum
Halifax International Security Forum is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Washington, DC. Halifax International Security Forum’s flagship program of the same name is North America’s leading foreign affairs and defense conference. Hosted by Canada’s Minister of National Defence and featuring defense ministers from around the world and a Congressional Delegation from the United States, every November Halifax International Security Forum brings together individuals on the ground who face consequential local threats, writers who challenge and influence the world’s thinking on security, and decision-makers who make the tough choices. It takes place in an unscripted, intimate atmosphere over three days in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The community that meets in Halifax is made up of 300 participants from more than 90 countries. Participants include heads of state, ministers, four-star generals, senior government officials, ambassadors, as well as private sector business leaders. Over the past decade, the Forum has become the essential gathering of democratic leaders committed to global security and prosperity.