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CASIS 2006 International Conference - "9/11 + 5: Security & Intelligence in the Eye of the Storm"

26 - 28 October, 2006 - Preliminary Programme - Crowne Plaza Hotel Ottawa


Thursday, October 26

10:00 Conference Registration Lower Lobby
10:00 Sign-Up* for Academic Event at CSIS HQ Victoria
*This event is only open to full-time students who are registered for the conference, and to Canadian professors who are existing CASIS members. The deadline for first-come/first-served sign-up is 6:00pm October 26th. See Friday programme for more details.
11:00 Pre-Conference Background Briefing for Media Richelieu-Frontenac
Overview of Security and Intelligence Issues and Key Conference Speakers
12:15 Bursary Student Meeting Victoria
1:00 Conference Opening and President's Welcome Ballroom
  • Wesley Wark, CASIS President and Munk Centre, University of Toronto
  • Gérard Hervouet, CASIS Vice-President and Laval University
1:15 Guest of Honour Ballroom

The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Hon. Stockwell Day
2:00 Keynote Speaker Ballroom Bruce Hoffman, Georgetown University
"Al Qaeda in Retreat or on the March? The Challenge of Intelligence on Terrorism"

Chair and Introduction by Gavin Cameron, University of Calgary
3:00 Break
3:30 Panel 1 Security and Intelligence Transformation Since 9/11 Ballroom
  • Chair: William Elliot, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada
  • Jennifer Sims, Georgetown University
    "A Contrarian's Approach to Intelligence Transformation"
  • Richard A. Posner, University of Chicago Law School and Judge, US Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
    "Why the United States Needs a Counterpart to CSIS or MI-5"
  • Reid Morden, Reid Morden Associates, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, former Director, Canadian Security Intelligence Service
    "National Security Policy in Canada since 9/11: An Assessment"
  • Michael Wesley, Director, Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, Australia
    "The Australian Intelligence Community and the Challenges of Transnational Threats"
5:00 Panel 2 Ballroom
National Security: Comparative Lessons for the Transatlantic Community
  • Chair: John Adams, Chief, Communications Security Establishment
  • Mel Cappe President, Institute for Research on Public Policy
    "Reflections of a De-Commissioned High Commissioner"
  • Paul Heinbecker, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo
6:15 President's Reception Penthouse

Weller Prize Winners Presentation for Best Graduate and Undergraduate Research Papers

Chair and Introduction by Arne Kislenko, Ryerson University and Chairman, 2006 Weller Prize Committee
7:00 Gala Dinner Ballroom

CASIS DISTINGUISHED LECTURE

Richard Clarke, former White House National Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism

Chair and Introduction by Margaret Purdy, University of British Columbia and former Security and Intelligence Coordinator, Privy Council Office, Government of Canada

Friday, October 27

8:30 Keynote Address Ballroom

Sir Richard Dearlove, Master, Pembroke College, Cambridge and

Former Chief, British Secret Intelligence Service, 1999-2004

"The Role of Intelligence and the Emerging New World Order"

Chair and Introduction by Ward Elcock, Deputy Minister, Dept. of National Defence
9:30 Break
9:45 Special Address Ballroom

Ambassador Henry Crumpton, Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism, US Department of State

"A New Era of Conflict"

Chair and Introduction by Bob Gordon, Associate Chief, Communications Security Establishment
10:30 Panel 3 (concurrent) Ballroom
The Knowledge Business: Training and Education for National Security
  • Chair: Mel Cappe, President, Institute for Research on Public Policy
  • William Nolte, University of Maryland
  • Mark Lowenthal, Intelligence and Security Academy, Washington, DC and former Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production, 2002-05
  • Monik Beauregard, Privy Council Office, International Assessment Staff
    "Training for National Security: Improving Intelligence Analysis through Community Training"
  • Robert Heibel, Executive Director, Institute for Intelligence Studies, Mercyhurst College
    "Intelligence Studies: Provider of the National Security Knowledge Workers of the 21st Century?"
10:30 Panel 4 (concurrent) L'Union Européenne et la lutte contre le terrorisme Richelieu-Frontenac
  • Chair: Gérard Hervouet, CASIS Vice-President, Laval University
  • M. Gilles de Kerchove, Directeur, Sécurité Intérieure et Justice Pénale et
    Secrétariat général du Conseil de l'UE
    « Stratégie de l'Union Européenne dans la lutte contre le terrorisme »
  • Olivier Delas, Université Laval, Faculté de droit
    « La lutte contre le terrorisme en Europe et la protection des droits de la personne : quel équilibre ? »
  • Delphine Nakache, Université de Montréal, Faculté de droit
    « L'utilisation du droit de l'immigration comme outil de lutte au terrorisme et les droits de la personne en Amérique du Nord et en Europe »
12:00 Buffet Lunch Ballroom


THE JOHN TAIT MEMORIAL LECTURE
Jim Judd Director, Canadian Security Intelligence Service
Chair and Introduction by Tony Campbell, Past President, CASIS
2:00 Panel 5 (concurrent) The Afghanistan Challenge Ballroom
  • Chair: David Charters, University of New Brunswick
  • Larry Goodson, US Army War College
    "Understanding the Threat: The Taliban"
  • Mark Sedra, Bonn Centre for Conversion
    "Understanding the Mission: Provincial Reconstruction Teams"
  • Lee Windsor, University of New Brunswick
    "Every Soldier a Collector: Intelligence Gathering on Stability Operations"
2:00 Panel 6 (concurrent) The Challenges and Costs of Prevention Richelieu-Frontenac
  • Chair: Paul Heinbecker, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo
  • Simon Chesterman, Executive Director, Institute for International Law and Justice, New York University Law School
    "Intelligence and Collective Security"
  • Frank Harvey, Dalhousie University
    "Success, Failure and the Escalating Cost of Homeland Security"
  • Michael Kowalski, Office of the National Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism, The Netherlands
    "Afghan Conditions in Amsterdam? Home-grown Threats, Intelligence Limitations and Risk Exaggerations"
3:30 Break
4:00 Panel 7 (concurrent) Intelligence Scholarship: The State of the Art Ballroom

Law Enforcement and Intelligence in the Domestic Arena
  • Chair: Reg Whitaker, University of Victoria
  • Loch Johnson, University of Georgia
    "Intelligence Scholarship: From Picks and Shovels to Bulldozers"
  • David Kahn, Author
  • Wolfgang Krieger, University of Marburg
    "German Intelligence Studies between Weltschmerz and Scholarship"
  • Martin Rudner, Carleton University
    "A Tough Row to Hoe: Building Intelligence and Security Studies in the Canadian University System"
4:00 Panel 8 (concurrent) Richelieu-Frontenac

Through Chinese Walls: Law Enforcement and Intelligence in the Domestic Arena
  • Chair: Stuart Farson, Simon Fraser University
  • Ron Marks, Senior VP for Government Relations, Oxford Analytica
    "Domestic Intelligence Gathering in the US"
  • Jean-Paul Brodeur, Centre International de Criminologie Comparée, Université de Montréal
  • Willem de Lint, University of Windsor
    "Trust, Value and Information Flows in Security Networks"
5:30 Academic Visit to Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) - Weller Prize Panel
CSIS Headquarters Only those full-time students and Canadian CASIS member professors who signed-up in the Victoria Room on Thursday before 6:00pm will be able to attend. Shuttle buses leave the Queen Street side of the hotel at 5:40pm. Please bring your government-issued photo identification. Electronic and cellular equipment is prohibited.
  • Chair: Arne Kislenko, Ryerson University and Chairman, 2006 Weller Prize Committee
  • Paz Buttedahl, Royal Roads University and Member, 2006 Weller Prize Committee
  • Omar Ashour, McGill University, 2006 Weller Prize Graduate Winner
  • Barbara McCartney, University of Ottawa, 2006 Weller Prize Undergraduate Winner
8:00 Literary Lecture: Intelligence and Fiction Ballroom

Charles McCarry, Author, Old Boys

Mr. McCarry will discuss the tenuous relationship between espionage in fiction and espionage in practice based on his own first-hand experience in both spheres.

Chair and Introduction by Wesley Wark, CASIS President and Munk Centre, University of Toronto

Saturday, October 28

8:30 CASIS Special Presentation (concurrent) Ballroom

Daniel J. Mulvenna, Counter Intelligence Studies Centre, Washington, DC and former Officer, RCMP Security Service

"The KGB - RCMP Counterintelligence Battle - 1953 to 1979"
8:30 Panel 9 (concurrent) Intelligence Gathering by Friend and Foe in the War on Terror Richelieu-Frontenac
  • Chair: Angela Gendron, Carleton University
  • Tom Quiggin, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore
    "The Risk Assessment and Horizon Scanning Project in Singapore"
  • Brian Jackson, RAND
    "Assessing the Impacts of the Internet on Terrorist Groups and their Implications for Intelligence"
  • Kevin O'Brien, Security Consultant and formerly RAND UK
    "A Terrorist Intelligence Craft? Assessing Terrorist Intelligence Practices"
9:30 Panel 10 (concurrent) Comparative National Security Law Ballroom
  • Chair: Hon. Justice Richard Mosley, Federal Court
  • Stanley Cohen, Senior General Counsel, Justice Canada
    "Seeking the Elusive Balance: Recent Developments in Canadian Counter-terrorism and National Security Law"
  • Richard A. Posner, University of Chicago Law School
  • Kent Roach, University of Toronto Law School
    "Comparative Anti-Terrorism Law: The Australian Experience"
  • Ian Leigh, Durham University, UK
    "National Security and Civil Liberties in post-9/11 Britain"
9:30 Panel 11 (concurrent) Secrets vs. Open Source: Changing the Definition of Intelligence Richelieu-Frontenac
  • Chair: John MacLaughlan, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • William Nolte, University of Maryland
  • Michael Herman, Oxford University
    "Changing the Definitions: A Conservative Goes Back to Basics"
  • Charles Barlow, Integrated Threat Assessment Centre
  • Perrin Beatty, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association
11:00 Break
11:15 CASIS Keynote Lecture Ballroom

Mark Lowenthal, Intelligence and Security Academy, Washington, DC and former Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production, 2002-05

"9/11 and Iraq: Lessons Learned and Unlearned, Real and Imagined"

Chair and Introduction by Greg Fyffe, Executive Director, International Assessment Staff, Privy Council Office
12:15 CASIS Town Hall Ballroom

The O'Connor Commission (Maher Arar) Report: An Assessment of the Findings

Reg Whitaker, University of Victoria
Jeff Sallot, The Globe and Mail
Sheema Khan, founder & former Chair of the Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations
With participation from the audience
1:15 Lunch (No Host)
1:15 CASIS Annual General Meeting (For those taking part in the AGM, which is open to all CASIS members, we will offer a buffet lunch) Ballroom - Northwest Section
3:00 Panel 12: Roundtable: The Media and the Secret World Ballroom
  • Chair: David Watson, Ottawa Citizen
  • Jim Bronskill, Canadian Press
    "Doing Jigsaw Puzzles in the Dark"
  • Colin Freeze, The Globe and Mail
  • Stewart Bell, The National Post
    "Access to Information and National Security Reporting"
  • Michelle Shephard, The Toronto Star
4:00 Conference Conclusions and Wrap-up: Looking Back and Looking Ahead Ballroom
  • Chair: Wesley Wark, CASIS President and Munk Centre, University of Toronto
  • Jennifer Sims, Georgetown University
  • Wolfgang Krieger, University of Marburg
  • Margaret Purdy, University of British Columbia
4:30 Close of Conference