2017 Ottawa Conference

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“Great Powers, World Order – and Canada’s Defence Policy Review”

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Last Year’s Conference Promotional Video

Program (Draft 20 January 2017)

Keynote Speakers:


General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, Canada
The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Official Leader of the Opposition
Dr. Karin von Hippel, Director-​General of RUSI, UK
General Lori Robinson, Commander NORAD & US Northern Command, USA
Le général de division aérienne Philippe Montocchio, France


The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister
The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence
The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence
Mr. Daniel Jean, National Security Advisor
The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety
Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, Chief of the Defence Force, Australia
Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of the Defence Staff, Japan


Panel 1: Reviewing Canadian Defence Policy
Moderator: TBD

Srdjan Vucetic, University of Ottawa
Elinor Sloan, Carleton University
Christian Leuprecht, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston

Panel 2: Canada-​US Relations in the Trump Era
Moderator: Stefanie von Hlatky, Queen’s University

Andrea Charron, Carleton University
Joseph Jockel, St. Lawrence University
Christopher Sands, John Hopkins University

Panel 3: NATO’s Pivot Countries and their Threats
Moderator: Richard Cohen, CDA Institute

Christopher Kilford, Queen’s University
Alexandra Gheciu, University of Ottawa
Samir Battiss, Université du Québec à Montréal

Panel 4: Great Powers and Interventionism
Moderator: James Boutilier, Maritime Forces Pacific

Roland Paris, University of Ottawa
Andrew Michta, US Naval War College
Kerry Lynn Nankivell, Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies

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