Halifax International Security Forum Releases 2019 Topical Agenda - Halifax
Halifax International Security Forum Releases 2019 Topical Agenda
October 24, 2019


WASHINGTON, DC–Halifax International Security Forum, North America’s leading foreign affairs and defense convener, today released the topical agenda for its annual conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 22-24.

Please see the agenda here.

For over a decade, Halifax International Security Forum’s agenda has gained a reputation as a prescient guide to key global security issues that the international community will address in the coming year.

“At our annual gathering, we bring together the leading actors and thinkers in international security from across the democratic world,” said Peter Van Praagh, President of Halifax International Security Forum.

“In this, our 11th year, the agenda will highlight the need for a coordinated strategic response among democratic allies to the challenge posed by China, the increasingly urgent problem of climate change, the security of our democratic systems from foreign interference, international law and order, inclusive security, and how the world is responding to American leadership.”

The Halifax International Security Forum is the only conference of its kind committed to strengthening strategic cooperation among democracies.

As is customary, the conference features a delegation from the United States Congress, as well as leaders in the United States military and wider security community. Internationally, joining them from more than 75 countries are ministers, experts, chiefs of defense staff, and top media personalities.

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)
Revolutions of Our Time: Freedom Without US
Values Trade: Our Way or the Huawei
The World’s Democracies: The Importance of Being Allies
Institution Evolution: International Law and Global Order
End of the Earth: The Arctic
2020s Vision: Responsibility to Pro-Tech
Security Solutions, Women’s Contributions
Revolutions and their Remains

Informal Sessions (Off-the-Record)
Afghanistan and Iraq: America’s Long Goodbye
Arab Spring Review: Renew
Brexit Forever
Brutal Borders
Child Soldiers: Stop the Tragedy
The Chinese Century is Coming: That’s What Xi Said
Climate: Change
Climate of Conciliation: Reaching the Skeptics
Democracy in a Digital World
Global Energy, Renewable Threats
Hong Kong’s Summer, China’s Fall
Iran Provokes, the World Chokes
India à la Modi
Israel’s Friends, and Neighbors
Make Elections Safe Again
NATO@70: The Trials and Tribulations of Being America’s Ally
Our Allies: Our China Challenge
Out of Control: Nukes Without Treaties
Russia and China in Africa: The New Scramble
Space: The Final Command
Sudan’s Success: Transition in Progress
Tokyo – Seoul: Past Problems, Future Friends
Trading With Trump: Art of the Deal
Turkey: It’s Istanbul, Not Constantinople
Ukraine: All Hands On
Venezuela: Revolution Betrayed
White Supremacists and the Changing Face of Terror
Who’s Your Data?


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