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Conference Agenda


 

 

12:30 PM

REGISTRATION


1:00 PM


WELCOME REMARKS – The Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada (via Video)

Julie Lindhout, President, The Atlantic Council of Canada

 


1:15 PM to 3 PM


CANADIAN ECONOMIC AND ENERGY INTERESTS IN THE NEW MIDDLE EAST

Moderator:  Lawrence Solomon

Speakers:

Lawrence Solomon, Columnist, Financial Post; Executive Director, Energy Probe.

Andy Mahut, Executive Board, Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC), Manager, Energy Practices, U.S.Steel Canada.

Mike Ward, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner, Consulate of Canada in Istanbul, Turkey.

 


2:45 PM to 3 PM

 


Q & A

3 PM to 3:15 PM

COFFEE BREAK

 

3:15 PM to 5 PM

 

CANADIAN NATIONAL SECURITY IN THE NEW MIDDLE EAST

MODERATOR:  Raymond Boisvert, Assistant Director, Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)

SPEAKERS: 

Raymond Boisvert

Doug Best, RCMP Superintendent and Head of the National Security Section

John Thompson, International Security Intelligence Expert, Mackenzie Institute

 

4:45 PM to 5 PM

Q & A

 

 

5 PM to 6 PM

BUFFET DINNER

 

6 PM to 7:30 PM

 

CANADA, IRAN AND THE ARAB SPRING

MODERATOR:  Peter Goodspeed, Senior Reporter, International Affairs, National Post

SPEAKERS:

Peter Goodspeed

Boaz Ganor, Associate Dean, and Executive Director of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) - Herzilya, Israel

Dr. Ramin Jahanbegloo, Iranian political philosopher, University of Toronto Centre for Ethics

 

7:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Q & A

 

7:30 PM 9 PM

 

CANADA’S HUMAN RIGHTS CHALLENGES IN THE NEW MIDDLE EAST

MODERATOR: Nazanin Afshin-Jam

SPEAKERS:

Nazanin Afshin-Jam, International human rights advocate, President, ‘Stop Child Executions’, singer/songwriter, former Miss World Canada

Raheel Raza, Author, Human Rights Activist, Consultant for Interfaith and Intercultural Diversity.

Marina Nemat, Best-selling Author and Human Rights Advocate, former political prisoner


8:45 PM – 9 PM

Q & A

 


 

 

CONCLUDING REMARKS: Lorne Saltman, President, Advocates for Civil Liberties

9 PM 10 PM:

CLOSING RECEPTION (VIP REGISTRATIONS)

 

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