Halifax International Security Forum
Currently in its third year, Halifax is an event where informed and engaged leaders from around the world come together to learn from each other, share opinions, generate new ideas, and put them into action. This year, the Forum will tackle complex issues such as the Arab Spring, economic security, and smart security in the age of less. Foreign Affairs magazine is Halifax’s new and distinguished media partner, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a key sponsor of the event.
In the introduction to the Forum Canada’s Minister of National Defence, Peter MacKay and U.S. Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta delivered remarks to open the three-day meeting.