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THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR
SECURITY AND INTELLIGENCE STUDIES

Canada’s Premier Organization for Scholars and Professionals Interested in
Security and Intelligence

CASIS 20TH ANNIVERSARY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
October 20-22, 2005
Plaza Hotel Centre-Ville Montréal
505 Sherbrooke Street East
Montréal, Québec , Canada

Conference Registration Form

Program (Revised October 5)

BRAVE NEW WORLD?
UNDERSTANDING GLOBAL SECURITY CHALLENGES,
REFORMING NATIONAL SECURITY PRACTICES

Thursday, October 20
10:00 Registration (1st floor outside Monet)
11:00 Pre-Conference Background Briefing for Media: Overview of Security and Intelligence Issues and Key Conference Speakers
12:45
President’s Welcome
  • Wesley Wark , CASIS President, Munk Centre, University of Toronto
  • Gérard Hervouet , CASIS Vice-President, Laval University
  • Tony Campbell , CASIS Executive Director, Adjunct at Carleton University, Royal Roads University and University of Victoria
1:00 Keynote Speaker: Chantal Hébert ,
"Canada's Political Climate and Issues of National and International Security"
National Affairs writer for the Toronto Star, a columnist for Le Devoir of Montreal and weekly participant on the political panel on CBC's "The National".

1:45
Panel 1
Terrorism: Understanding the Threat
  • Chair: Patricia Hassard , Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Emergency Management and National Security, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada
  • Peter Bergen , Schwartz Fellow, New America Foundation
  • Karin von Hippel , Former Senior Research Fellow, King’s College London; Co-Director for Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Washington
  • Stephane Leman-Langlois , Université de Montréal
3:15 Break
3:45
Panel 2
Once More Into the Breach: Lessons and Challenges of Intelligence Reform
  • Chair: James Judd , Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service
  • Alex Danchev , Professor and Director of Research, School of Politics , Nottingham University
  • Linda Goldthorp , Defence Intelligence, National Defence Canada
  • Eleanor Hill , former Staff Director, Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9/11
  • J. Kenneth McDonald , Former Chief Historian, CIA
5:15

Guest of Honour: The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Hon. Anne McLellan (TBC)

6:15 President's Reception:     Co-hosted by the RCMP (no host bar)

Weller Prize Winners Presentation for Best Graduate
and Undergraduate Research Papers
Chair: Arne Kislenko , Chairman of the Weller Prize Committee

7:30  GALA 20TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER

CASIS DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
Seymour Hersh,
Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist and Author


Friday, October 21
8:30
Panel 3
North American Border Security: Making It Happen
  • Chair: Claudette Deschênes , V-President, Canadian Border Services Agency
  • Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly , School of Public Administration, University of Victoria
  • Stuart Farson , Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University
  • Athanasios Hristoulas , Department of International Studies,Instituto Tecnologico Autonoma de Mexico
  • David Shirk , Director Transborder Institute, University of San Diego
  • Discussant: Stéphane Roussel , Université de Québec á Montréal
10:00 Break
10:15
Panel 4
(concurrent) National Security in Multicultural Societies: Modern Answers to Age-Old Challenges
  • Chair: Peter Stoett , Chair, Department of Political Science, Concordia University
  • James Bissett , former Ambassador and head of the Canadian Immigration Service
  • Edna Keeble , Political Science, St. Mary's University, Halifax
  • Sheema Khan , Chairman, CAIR-CAN (The Council on American-Islamic Relations Canada) (TBC)
  • Kevin O'Brien , RAND UK

10:15
Panel 5
(concurrent) In Pursuit of the Analytical Holy Grail: Part 1 Innovation in Analysis, Warning and Prediction
  • Chair: Robert Fahlman , Deputy Director General, Criminal Intelligence Service Canada
  • John MacLaughlan , Director, Integrated Threat Assessment Centre
  • Stephen Strang , Senior Advisor Research & Development, Criminal Intelligence Directorate, RCMP
  • John P. Sullivan , Los Angeles Early Warning Group, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department
11:45

Keynote Speaker: Brian Michael Jenkins
Senior Advisor to the President of the RAND Corporation and one of the world's leading authorities on terrorism.

12:45
Lunch   Co-hosted by CN
 
THE JOHN TAIT MEMORIAL LECTURE
Margaret Bloodworth
Deputy Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Chair: Tony Campbell, Executive Director, CASIS
2:00
Panel 6
(concurrent) Rethinking Chatter: Global Communications and the Hunt for Good Intelligence
  • Co-Chairs: John Adams , Chief, Communications Security Establishment and David Kahn, author
  • Matthew Aid , author
  • Patrick Radden Keefe , Yale University Law School
  • Scott Shane , New York Times
2:00
Panel 7
(concurrent) Transportation Security: Have the 9/11 Lessons Been Learned?
  • Chair: Jean-Paul Brodeur , Sciences Politiques, Université de Montréal
  • Jacques Duchesneau , President, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority
  • John Dalzell, Vice President Risk Management, CN
  • Margaret Purdy , Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Transport, Transport Canada
3:30 Break

3:45
Panel 8
The ‘War on Terror’: The View from Europe
  • Chair: Stephen Rigby , Assistant Secretary to Cabinet, Security and Intelligence
  • Mark Phythian , Director, History and Governance Institute, University of Wolverhampton
  • Magnus Ranstorp , Director, Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, St. Andrew’s University
  • Cees Wiebes , Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam
5:15
Panel 9
The Best and the Brightest: The CASIS Weller Prize Winners’ Panel
(Weller Prize papers will be presented by their student authors and discussed by a panel of academics and practitioners, and the audience.)
  • Chair: Gérard Hervouet , Laval University
  • Graduate Winner: Andrea Pasztor , University of Ottawa
  • Undergraduate Winner: Tim Sayle , University of Toronto
  • Commentators: Arne Kislenko , Ryerson University and Munk Centre, University of Toronto; Gavin Cameron , University of Calgary; Andrew Preston , University of Victoria, Yale University
6:15

Student Reception "no host bar"

An opportunity for all student participants to meet together for an hour of “meet and greet”.

7:30

Free Evening

Saturday, October 22
8:30

Panel 10
In Pursuit of the Analytical Holy Grail: Part 2 Professional Tradecraft
  • Chair: Joanne Weeks , Executive Director, Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner
  • Tom Fingar , Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and Chairman of the National Intelligence Council
  • Warren Fishbein , Global Futures Partnership, Washington
  • Roger George , Global Futures Partnership, National Defence University Washington

9:45

Panel 11
Proliferation: The Threat and the Response?
  • Chair: David Charters, University of New Brunswick
  • Angela Bogdan , Director, Global Partnership Program, Foreign Affairs Canada
  • Gavin Cameron , University of Calgary
  • Trevor Findlay , Director, Canadian Centre for Treaty Compliance, Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University
11:00 Break
11:15
Panel 12
The Informed Citizen: Between the Scylla of Secrecy and the Charybdis of Manipulation
  • Chair: Paule Gauthier , Former Chair of the Security Intelligence Review Committee
  • Greg Fyffe , Exec. Dir., International Assessment Staff, Privy Council Office
  • Eleanor Hill , former Staff Director, Joint Congressional Committee on 9/11
  • Patrick Martin , The Globe and Mail
  • Reg Whitaker , Emeritus Professor York University, Adjunct Professor of Political Science, University of Victoria
12:30
Panel 13
Conference Conclusions and Wrap-up
  • Chair: Wesley Wark , President of CASIS
1:00 Close of Conference

THE CASIS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
1:30 to 3:00 p.m.