CASIS 2004 International Conference

October 14-16, 2004, Ottawa, Ontario

Draft Programme (As of August 2004)

PEACE, ORDER AND PUBLIC SAFETY POST 9/11:

ARE WE GETTING IT RIGHT?

Reserve a room at the Crown Plaza Hotel                                                               Conference Registration Form

 

THURSDAY, October 14

 

10:00 am       Conference Registration (available until 5:00 pm)        

 

1:15 pm        Opening and President’s Report

Tony Campbell

 

1:45 pm        KEYNOTE SPEAKER

THE NEW SECURITY ENVIRONMENT IN CANADA:

ARE WE GETTING IT RIGHT?

Robert Wright

National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister and

Associate Secretary to the Cabinet (TBC)

 

 
 

 

2:30 pm       PANEL 1: Canada and Domestic Security Policy: Are We Getting It Right?     

The National Security Policy - Democratic oversight (security, intelligence and       law enforcement) - Role of Auditor General - Bill C-36 and comparative anti-terrorism legislation and civil liberties - Lessons learned

                        Chair: Bill Elliott – Privy Council Office

                                    Jacques Shore – Gowlings (Gowling, Lafleur Henderson LLP)

                                    Wesley Wark – University of Toronto

 

4:00 pm         Break

 

Concurrent Panels

4:30 pm       PANEL 2: Canada and Major Domestic Security Issues: Are We

Getting Them Right?

Cross-border security - Transport security (maritime, land and air) - Intelligence collection in a pluralistic society

Chair: Paul Kennedy – Department of Public Safety and Emergency

Preparedness  

Claudette Deschênes – Canada Border Services Agency

Lieutenant General Steve Lucas – Special Advisor to the CDS

for Defence Review and Homeland Security Issues

Joel Sokolsky – Royal Military College of Canada

Reg Whitaker – University of Victoria

 

 

4:30 pm       PANEL 3: War as Spectacle: The Semiotics of 9/11, the Invasion

of Iraq and Abu Ghraib.

Chair: Phil Gibson – Beaumont House Consulting

Presenter: Paul Rutherford – University of Toronto

Commentators: Joanne John – Communications Security      

     Establishment

TBC   


 

6:00 pm         Close of Session

 

6:15 pm        PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION

Hosted by Jane’s Information Group

 

 

THE MARCEL CADIEUX – C.H. LITTLE HERITAGE AWARD

Introduction: Tony Campbell

Special Guest: Major General W.E. Robert Little (Retired)

Presenter: Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Invited)

First recipient: TBA

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


7:15 pm        CASIS GALA DINNER                                                   

THE CASIS 2004 DISTINGUISHED LECTURE

LESSONS FROM 9/11 AND IRAQ

Thomas Powers

Author and Commentator

Pulitzer Prize Winner for National Reporting

Introduced and thanked by Wesley Wark

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY, October 15

 

8:30 am         Conference Registration (continues until 5:00 pm)       

8:30 am        PANEL 4: Canada and International Security Post 9/11: Are We

Getting It Right?

Afghanistan - Iraq - The War on Terrorism

                        Chair: George Kolisnek - Dept of National Defence

David Charters – University of New Brunswick

Major General Andrew Leslie – Former Deputy Command

International Security Force Kabul

                                    Ambassador David Wright – University of Toronto

9:45 am          Break                                                                         

 

10:15 am      PANEL 5: US Leadership in the Global War on Terrorism: Are

They Getting It Right?

                        Chair: TBC

Richard Betts – Columbia University

                                    Tim Naftali – University of Virginia

John Prados – University of Pittsburgh

 

11:30 am        Break

 

11:40 am      PANEL 6: A Debate and Vote: Should Canada Have A Foreign

Human Intelligence Collection Service?

 

12:30 pm     Buffet Lunch                                                                                

THE JOHN TAIT MEMORIAL LECTURE

Keith Coulter

Chief

Communications Security Establishment

 

 

Concurrent Panels on Major Analytical Issues

2:15 pm        PANEL 7: Proliferation Challenges Post 9/11: Are We Getting

Them Right?

                        Chair: Louise Doyon – CSIS  

Michael Byers – University of British Columbia

Ron Purver – Canadian Security Intelligence Service

TBC

 

2:15 pm        PANEL 8: Practical Problems of Analysis Post 9/11 - Part 1:

International Perspectives

Chair: Greg Fyffe – Privy Council Office

David Chuter – United Kingdom

Markus Ederer – Germany

TBC

 

3:15 pm          Break                                                                         

 

3:45 pm       PANEL 9: The War of Persuasion: The National and

International Media Response Post 9/11: Are They Getting It Right?

Chair: Stuart Bell – The National Post

David Ignatius – Washington Post

Paul Rutherford – University of Toronto

                                    TBC

 

 

 

 

5:15 pm        Emerging Scholars Roundtable                                                                   

The two winning Weller Prize papers will be presented and discussed as an introduction to new research and scholarship in security, intelligence, law enforcement and public safety issues.

                        Chair: Sarah-Jane Corke – Dalhousie University

                                    Craig Forcese – University of Ottawa

Arne Kislenko – Ryerson University                           

6:15 pm          Close of Session

 

8:00 pm       CASIS PUBLIC LECTURE

This special event is open to the public but with priority going to

Conference participants who sign up at the Conference Registration Desk by 6:00 pm on Thursday 15 Oct 04

Public Admission $10                Conference Participants $5

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF SPY FICTION

David Ignatius

Author and journalist

Washington Post

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, October 16

 

Concurrent Panels

9:00 am        PANEL 10: Practical Problems of Analysis Post 9/11 - Part II:

Practitioners’ Perspectives.

                        Chair: Robert Fahlman - Criminal Intelligence Directorate - RCMP

Richard Evans – Janes Information Group

Stuart Farson – Simon Fraser University

 TBC

 

9:00 am        PANEL 11: Failed States and the Progress of Democracy in the

Western Hemisphere

Chair: Gérard Hervouet Université Laval

            Margaret Purdy – University of British Columbia

            Cristina Rojas – Carleton University

            TBC   

10:15 am        Break 

 

10:30 am     KEYNOTE SPEAKER

LUXURY, ANONYMITY AND PRIVACY: THE LOOMING

'CRISIS' OF INTELLIGENCE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Professor Richard Aldrich

 Nottingham University

Introduced by Martin Rudner – Carleton University

 

 
 


           

 

11:20 am        Break

 

11:35 am      Panel 12: The Intelligence-Policy Interface: Have We Got It

Right?

Chair: TBC

Philip Davies – Brunel Centre for Intelligence And Security

Studies

Michael Herman – Oxford University

            Dan Livermore – Foreign Affairs Canada  

 

12:50 pm     Wrap-Up Panel: Summary and Conclusions.                

                        Chair: Tony Campbell

                                    Martin Rudner

TBC

TBC

                                               

1:30 pm        Close of Conference - Light Lunch for those attending AGM                           

 

1:45 pm        CASIS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING                               

                        All members are welcome. See AGM info on the CASIS website.