Halifax International Security Forum Releases 2018 Topical Agenda - Halifax
Halifax International Security Forum Releases 2018 Topical Agenda
October 9, 2018


October 9, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC–Halifax International Security Forum, North America’s leading foreign affairs and defense conference, announces the release of its topical agenda of the 10th annual meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 16-18.

See the agenda here.

For the past 10 years, Halifax International Security Forum’s agenda has gained a reputation as a prescient road map of the global security issues the international community will address in the coming year.

“I am very proud to bring democratic leaders together every November to search for solutions to the world’s most pressing security challenges,” said Peter Van Praagh, President of Halifax International Security Forum.

“For our 10th anniversary meeting, the agenda will highlight the specific challenges coming from China and Russia as well as more general but no less pressing concerns such as terrorism, migration, technology, trade, energy, inclusive security and modernizing international institutions,” Van Praagh added.

Featuring a delegation from the United States Congress, heads of government, defense ministers, four star officers, and the world’s leading experts from more than 75 countries, Halifax is the only place where global democracies meet to enhance their joint strategic cooperation.

The Hon. Harjit Sajjan, Canada’s Minister of National Defence, will host this year’s Halifax International Security Forum.

Halifax International Security Forum is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Washington, DC. The Forum is made possible by generous support from its partners, including the Government of Canada and the Halifax Canada Club.



Plenary Sessions (On-the-Record)
100 Years On: Are We Tired of Winning?
Present Tense: Treachery in Tech, Trouble in Trade
Asia Values: A Free and Open Indo-Pacific
Inclusive Security: Playing the Winning Team
Beijing’s Cravings, Kremlin’s Gremlins: Freedom’s Foes
Migration Aggravation: Failing States Flooding Borders
UN-specific: Aging Institutions, Modern Solutions
Future Tense: Our World in Ten

Informal Sessions (Off-the-Record)
Afghanistan: Pivot of Asia
Africa: Global Security’s Next Big Story
After Brexit: EUphoria or EUlogy?
Climate Consequences: It’s the End of the World as We’ve Known It
Curbing Corruption: Global Magnitsky
Demography: Destiny’s Child
Energy: What’s New Under the Sun?
Germany and its Alternatives
Globalizing Dignity: Democracy Works
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Korea?
Indo-Pacific Security: Battle of the Billions
Iran: Protection by Pulling Out?
Mayhem, Massacre, Misery: MidEast Makeover
Monroe’s Doctrine Disinterred
Nafta My Own Heart: Friends With What Benefits
NATO Plus 2%
Oceans 1: Our Collective Resource
Populism: Popular?
The Quad Squad: Asia’s Democracy Defenders
Syria: Sorry
Targeting Tomorrow’s Terrorists
Tech: America’s Great Inventions, Its Enemies’ True Intentions
Testing Turing: AI Update
USA: U.S.A! U.S.A! U.S.A!
Vancouver Peacekeeping Initiatives: Mali and More
Venom in Venezuela
Water Everywhere: Where’s a Drop to Drink?
Wavering on Uighurs, Firmer on Burma: Where Muslims Are Minorities


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