FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
20 October 2014
WASHINGTON, DC – The Halifax International Security Forum today released the draft Topical Agenda for this year’s event that will be held November 21 – 23 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
“This agenda, for the 2014 Halifax International Security Forum, reflects the severe challenges that democratic nations are facing this year,” said Peter Van Praagh, President of the Halifax International Security Forum.
The Halifax International Security Forum brings together individuals who are on the ground facing consequential local threats, writers who challenge and influence the world’s thinking on security, and decision-makers who make the tough choices. To ensure that the agenda is exactly relevant to all of its participants from around the world, the final version of the Halifax Agenda will be released just prior to the Forum.
Halifax International Security Forum is a non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Washington, DC.
Plenary Sessions (On-the-Record)
The Next Last Great War: The Next Battle for Modernity
Is Winning Possible? The Laws and Lawlessness of Asymmetric War
Who Controls the Map? Lost Innocents, Persistent Criminals, Depraved Terrorists
O Say, Can’t You See? The Indispensable Role of the Exceptional Superpower
Get Smart: Gaining Intelligence, Missing the Meaning
Africa Breaking Out
Wanted: Food, Energy, Water – A FEW Good Resources
The New Propagandists: The Battle for the Narrative
Small Group Sessions (Off-the‐Record)
Africa Rising, Revising
All’s Fair in Love and (Hybrid) War
Anti-Israel or Anti‐Semitic?
Arctic: Encounters on Top of the World
Asian Advances: China’s Creeping Mission
Between Rich and Poor in the West: The Shrinking Middle
Building New International Systems Between War and Peace
Corruption and the Erosion of the Nation State
Coup D’emocracy: Protecting Freedom at What Cost?
Degrade and Destroy: ISIL and the Future of the Arab World
Democratic Asia: The Call for Japanese-Korean Strategic Cooperation
The Enemy of My Enemy is…Iran
Fading Attraction: Europe’s Magnetic Pull
Frenemies: Our Gulf Partners
Hong Kong, China: One City, Two Visions
Latin Lessons: The Role of the Americas in Global Security
Lethal Listserves: What Bad Guys Learn from Each Other
Man’s Humanity to Man: Ozone, Climate and Other Lessons from the Montreal Protocol
The Modern Art of Diplomacy
Modi Operendi: The New India
Pipeline Corridors: The Geopolitical Goals of Energy Infrastructure
Political Islam: Political? Islam?
Red is the New Orange: Ukraine, Russia, and the Future of Eurasian Democracy
Sanctioning Reality: The Outsized Role of Capital Markets
Suffering from Withdrawal: Afghanistan, Iraq
Technology’s Role in Development and Peace
Ukraine’s Dysfunction, NATO’s Function?
For more information on the Halifax International Security Forum please contact its communications team at: firstname.lastname@example.org