Mark Collins – 2016 Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence: 18-19 February

Held by the Conference of Defence Associations and the CDA Institute:

    Conference of Defence Associations and CDA Institute’s
2016 Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence
“National Security Strategies and the Future of Conflict”
Thursday & Friday
18-19 February 2016
Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel
Ottawa, Canada
For more information please visit:
Registration Opening Soon. For Questions Please Contact: 
 Day 1 – Thursday, 18 February 2016
Opening remarks
Daniel Gosselin, President, CDA Institute
Ferry de Kerckhove, Executive Vice-President, CDA Institute 
– Vimy Paper 26: Strategic Outlook for Canada 2016 –
Keynote Speakers
The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada (invited)
The Honourable Harjit Singh Sajjan, Minister of National Defence (invited)
The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs (invited)
Dr. Richard Haas, President, Council on Foreign Relations (invited)
Dr. Andrew Krepinevich, President, Centre for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (invited)
Ross Munro Media Award
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Panel 1
Canadian Security and Defence: Policy, Interests, and Culture
Moderator: Dr. Roland Paris, Board of Directors, CDA Institute 
Dr. Joel Sokolsky, Professor of Political Studies, Royal Military College of Canada 
Dr. Peter Harder, Senior Policy Advisor, Institute for Research Public Policy (invited)
Dr. Kim Nossal, Director School of Policy Studies, Queens University 

Luncheon Speaker
Admiral Cecil Haney, Commander USSTRATCOM (invited)

Panel 2
Comprehensive Security: Towards Integrated National Security Strategies
Moderator: TBD
Jean-Marie Guéhenno. President and CEO, International Crisis Group (invited)
Brigadier-General Mike Rouleau, Commander CANSOFCOM (invited)
The Honourable Daniel Lang, Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defence 

Panel 3
New Challenges of Conventional Threats
Moderator: TBD
Dr. Alexander Moens, Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute
Dr. Thomas Nichols, Course Director for Security Strategy and Forces, US Naval College 
Amanda Paul, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (invited)
Rune Rosaland, Director General, Department for Security and the High North, Norway (Invited)

Day 2 – Friday, 20 February 2015 
Opening remarks
Richard Evraire, Chairman, CDA

Keynote speakers
General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff 
Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of the Defence Staff, Japan (invited) 
Lady Olga Maitland, Founder Defence and Security Forum,United Kingdom
Dr. Hans-Peter Uhl, Member, Foreign Affairs Committee, Germany (invited)
Lieutenant-General Mirosław Rózański, Commander, General Command, Poland 

Luncheon Speaker
General Joseph Dunford, US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (invited)

Panel 4
Terrorism, Non-State Actors, and Conflict Zones
Moderator: Dr. Alex Wilner, MLI Fellow, Assistant Professor at Carleton University 
Yves Brodeur, Former Ambassador and Permanent Representative, NATO (invited)
General John Allen (Ret’d), Presidential Special Envoy for the Global Coalition Against ISIL (invited)
Satyamoorthy Kabilan, Director, National Security Strategic Foresight, Conference Board of Canada (invited)
Panel 5 
Autonomous Systems and Faceless Conflict
Moderator: Dr. Stephanie Carvin, Professor, Carleton University (invited)
Brigadier-General Richard G. Gross, Legal Counsel to the US Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff (invited)
Dr. Paul T Mitchell, Director of Academics, Canadian Forces College 

Reception & Mess Dinner 
(Separate Registration Required)
Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; he tweets @Mark3Ds

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