Leadersphere 2022 – Royal Military College Saint-Jean – 4 October 2022

Analyse, Decide, Act: Responding to Contemporary Security Challenges
4 October 2022

Leadersphere is Royal Military College Saint-Jean’s flagship annual conference. It addresses challenges facing Canadian leadership in the international environment, bringing academic research and practitioner expertise to bear on contemporary international problems.

In 2022, Leadersphere is themed ‘Analyse, Decide, Act: Responding to Contemporary Security Challenges’, with each panel framed around a key point in the strategic decision-making process. The first ‘Analyse’ panel showcases academic expertise on contemporary security challenges: democratic decline; cybersecurity; sexual violence in armed conflict; climate change; and pandemic response. The second ‘Decide’ panel is a forum for women leaders to reflect on gender in security decision-making. The final ‘Act’ panel features practitioners, who will reflect on the same challenges as panel one through an operational lens.

Schedule

8:30 | Coffee & tea

9:00 | Welcome

Dr James Groen, Academic Director, RMC Saint-Jean

9:05 | Opening remarks

Dr Marina Sharpe & Dr Élisabeth Vallet, professors, International Studies, RMC Saint-Jean

9:15 | Panel 1 – Analyse: researcher expertise on contemporary security challenges

Moderator: Ms Aphrodite Salas, Assistant Professor, Journalism, Concordia University

Democratic decline: Dr Dietlind Stolle, James McGill Professor, Political Science, McGill University

Cybersecurity: Dr Simon Hogue, Assistant Professor, International Studies, RMC Saint-Jean

Sexual violence within armed forces: Dr Megan Mackenzie, Simons Chair in International Law & Human Security, International Studies, Simon Fraser University

Climate crisis: Dr Alexandra Lesnikowski, Assistant Professor, Geography, Planning & Environment, Concordia University

Pandemic response: Dr Caroline Quach-Thanh, Canada Research Chair in Infection Prevention, Medicine, Université de Montréal

11:15 | Lunch

12:45 | Panel 2 – Decide: gender in security decision-making

Ms Madeleine Redfern, Chief of Operations, CanArctic Inuit Networks Inc.
Ms Martine Saint-Victor, General Manager, Edelman Canada
Ms Béatrice Vaugrante, Programme Director, Global Movement Building, Amnesty International

14:45 | Coffee & tea

15:15 | Panel 3 – Act: operational and practical responses to contemporary security challenges

Democratic decline: Dr Laurence Deschamps-Laporte, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Université de Montréal

Cybersecurity: Brigadier-General James Lambert

Ambassador Jacqueline O’Neill, Canada’s Ambassador for Women, Peace and Security

Climate crisis: Dr Laure Waridel, Adjunct Professor, Environmental science, UQÀM & Co-founder, Mothers Step In

Pandemic response: Brigadier-General Krista Brodie

17:15 | Concluding remarks

Dr Marina Sharpe & Dr Élisabeth Vallet

17:30 | Closing

Col Gaétan Bédard, Commandant, RMC Saint-Jean

2022 Hwarangdae International Symposium

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To promote related research for developing the military and to encourage international exchange of cutting-edge knowledge and information, the Hwarangdae Research Institute at KMA holds the Hwarangdae International Symposium every year. This year, the 40 year old annual event is entitled “Status of Defense Reform, and Vision and Role of Military Academies in the Changing Times,” and invites domestic and international experts and leaders to ask for their valuable opinions and ideas.

As this offline event is also accessible via Zoom, the KMA Superintendent request the honor of your participation to dignify the symposium, a place for meaningful discussions and cultural exchange.

May 2022
Superintendent, Korea Military Academy (KMA)
LTG Kang, Chang Goo

Please find here:

  1. the Program in PDF format (3.5 MB): Program of the 22nd Hwarangdae International Symposium
  2. the Proceedings in PDF format (68 MB): Proceedings of the 22nd Hwarangdae International Symposium

 


PROCEEDINGS


PROGRAM


PHOTOS

4 Officer Cadets from the Royal Military College of Canada found dead

The International Military Academies Association is saddened to learn of the tragic deaths of four cadets at the Royal Military College of Canada. The members of the IAMA extend their deepest condolences to the families and friends of the deceased.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/royal-military-college-kingston-fatal-incident-1.6435527

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L’Association internationale des académies militaires est triste d’apprendre la mort tragique de quatre élèves officiers du Collège militaire royal du Canada. Les membres de l’AIAM présentent leurs plus sincères condoléances aux familles et amis des défunts.

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1879823/vehicule-eau-saint-laurent-point-frederick-royal-campus

 

 

 

Visit of the Secretary of the IAMA to the National Defence Academy of Latvia (NAA)

On 9 March 2022, Dr. Ian Parenteau, the secretary of the IAMA visited the National Defence Academy of Latvia (NAA) in Riga. He met with the rector of NAA/ TRADOC commander Col. Oskars Kudlis, the vice-rector, Major Andris Rozītis; Dr. Tomz Rostoks, Director of the Center for Security and Strategic Research; and Ms. Zane Ribakova, International cooperation coordinator, to discuss future cooperation and the possibility of joining the IAMA. On 11 March 2022, he addressed a conference to the students and members of the personnel of NAA on the topic of “Disinformation, Political Polarization and the Role of Social Media Algorithms”.

Vice-rector Major Andris Rozītis giving a plaque to Dr. Ian Parenteau, 11 March 2022, NAA, Riga.

Visit of the Secretary of the IAMA with the Commandant of the Doctrine and Training Command (TRADOC) Kosovo

On November 11, 2021, Dr. Ian Parenteau met with Brigadier General Irfete Spahiu, Kosovo Security Forces (KSF) Commandant of the Doctrine and Training Command (TRADOC), to discuss further cooperation between the Center for University Studies (CUS/DA), the IAMA, and its members and partners. Both parties agree to find further means of cooperation in line with all five of the association’s objectives.

TRADOC Commandant and Dr. Ian Parenteau

Visit of the Secretary of the IAMA with the Defense Minister of Kosovo

On November 12, 2021, Dr. Ian Parenteau met with the Defense Minister of Kosovo, the honourable Armend Mehaj. During this meeting, they discussed possibilities of developing ties between the Center of University Studies (CUS) (the Military Academy of Kosovo; a member of IAMA) and the association. As part of this discussion, they agreed to explore the idea of organizing an international security conference in the coming months and in which members of IAMA, other military academies and interested partners could play a role. Present to this meeting was also Major Vegim Krelani, former commandant of the CUS who played a crucial role in the development of CUS.

Meeting with Dr. Ian Parenteau and Mr. Armend Mehaj (Minister of Defense)

University of North Georgia (UNG) – U.S. Higher Education and America’s National Security Symposium (April 6-7, 2022)

University of North Georgia’s (UNG) – upcoming event - United States Higher Education and National Security Symposium (April 6-7, 2022).

Date: April 6-7, 2022
Location: UNG’s Dahlonega Campus, Convocation Center

An educated populace provides a public and private good for American society strengthening U.S. military and non-military elements of national security. For the purpose of this symposium, national security is the safekeeping and well-being of the nation as a whole. The U.S. military is a vital component of the national security apparatus, but other means of assuring security include economic, environmental, energy, political, and human security, among others. Higher education plays a crucial role in all aspects of national security.

This symposium will explore the nexus between U.S. higher education and America’s national security. The University of North Georgia’s Institute for Leadership and Strategic Studies, College of Education, and Strategic and Security Studies Program will partner with the Army War College, the Association of the United States Army, and the Army Strategist Association to host this symposium. Potential questions that may stimulate ideas and contribute to the discussion are:

  • What is the current relationship between higher education and the military in the United States? What is the future of that relationship?
  • What are the contemporary issues in U.S. higher education that impact national security?
  • What U.S. higher education-related national policies or programs exist to enhance national security?
  • What U.S. national security higher educational needs are not being addressed, or being inadequately addressed in the academe?
  • What do other countries do to enhance the relationship between their higher education systems and their own national security interests?

Symposium format. The symposium will consist of a series of speakers and panels on 6 and 7 April 2022. Panelists will be selected competitively from those who submit abstracts for papers, and travel and lodging will be covered by the symposium. Paper submission guidelines are below.

ILSS Symposium 2022 Paper Submission Guidelines
U.S. and international scholars, graduate, and undergraduate students are invited to submit abstracts for papers on topics related to the theme. Please submit abstracts (500 words) and short bio (150 words) by February 1, 2022 to keith.antonia@ung.edu. Conference panelists will be selected from the submitted abstracts. Panelists will be notified of acceptance by March 1, 2022. Symposium participants may submit articles for possible inclusion in a peer-reviewed symposium monograph to be published by the University of North Georgia Press. The deadline for article submissions will be July 7, 2022.

Disclaimer: Advertisements, promotions, statements and logos are those of the individual parties or other organizations participating in this event. The individual parties neither state nor imply any endorsement or recommendation with regard to these organizations.

For details, go to our web site go.ung.edu/symposium

On the Path to Conflict? Scrutinizing the U.S.-China Rivalry

March 3 through April 21, 2021. (seven-week series)

Welcome to the 2021 Peace and War Virtual Summit

The Peace and War Summit at Norwich University, America’s oldest private military college and birthplace of the Reserved Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), examines significant international issues with an eye at recommending viable solutions. The inaugural summit, a two-day event in September 2018, addressed North Korea’s nuclear and missile challenges. In our 2021 summit, we discuss a most pressing issue in the current global community—escalation of the U.S.-China rivalry. Specifically, the 2021 summit highlights challenges derived from military/security, economic, and technological angles. Due to the ongoing pandemic, we offer the 2021 summit virtually. 

FORMAT
Live webinar and/or pre-recording. Please register for access.
With the exception of the keynote, each session ends with a Q&A.

 REGISTER

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Yangmo Ku
Associate Professor, Political Science, Norwich University
Associate Director, John and Mary Frances Patton Peace & War Center

For more info, please visit: https://www.norwich.edu/pawc/events/2953-2021-peace-and-war-virtual-summit

Implications of the Covid-19 Pandemic on National Security

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Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on National Security

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic posed new strategic challenges within the political, military, economic, social, infrastructure, information (PMESII), and intelligence domains of nation-states. To analyze the implications of the pandemic’s impact on these domains and to explore their implications on national security the Institute for Leadership and Strategic Studies, the College of Arts and Letters, the UNG Press, and the Army Strategist Association are pleased to announce a symposium on the topic for the purpose of contributing to the scholarly discussion of this complex and strategically challenging issue.

For the purpose of this symposium, national security is the safekeeping of the nation as a whole. Its highest order of business is the protection of the nation and its people from attack and other external dangers by maintaining armed forces and guarding state secrets. Because national security entails both national defense and the protection of a series of geopolitical, economic, and other interests, it affects not only defense policy, but foreign and other policies as well. 2021 Symposium Flyer (PDF) (1.6Mb)

Symposium format. The symposium will consist of a series of speakers and panels on 7 and 8 April as well as undergraduate student presentations on the afternoon of 8 April. Panelists will be selected competitively from those who submit abstracts for papers, and tentatively, travel and lodging will be covered by the symposium. Paper submission guidelines are below. Undergraduate student involvement information is in the “Student Presentations” tab below.

Writing contest. A writing contest will be held in conjunction with the symposium and judged by PhD professors at the University of North Georgia. Cash honoraria will be awarded to the winning author and two runners-up. The winner will be afforded the opportunity to attend the symposium at no cost with travel and lodging paid by the symposium. Details are in the “Writing Contest” tab below. ILSS Symposium 2021 Paper Submission Guidelines

U.S. and international scholars, graduate, and undergraduate students are invited to submit abstracts for papers on topics related to the theme. Please submit abstracts (500 words) and short bio (150 words) by January 18, 2021 to keith.antonia@ung.edu. Panel presentations will be a maximum of 20 minutes in length. Conference panelists will be selected from the submitted abstracts. Panelists will be notified of acceptance by February 8, 2021. 

Symposium participants may submit articles for possible inclusion in a peer-reviewed symposium monograph to be published by the University of North Georgia Press. The deadline for article submissions will be July 7, 2021.

More information about the symposium will be updated here when announced.

Date

April 7-8, 2021

Location

University of North Georgia
Dahlonega Campus
Convocation Center

Accessibility

If you need closed captioning for this event, please email Keith Antonia or call 706 867-4576.

“Post-Conflict Governance: from WWII to the 21st Century – Lessons Learned (and Relearned)”

Online Conference, 18-19 February 2021

The International Forum on Peace Security and Prosperity, in association with the CDA Institute and the Italian Ministry of Defence (Ministero della difesa) present this conference.

This event will bring together policy makers, researchers, students, and other interested parties on the theme of “Post-Conflict Governance: From World War II to the 21st Century – Lessons Learned (and Relearned)”.

Join us for this unique event over two half-days, as our panels of distinguished experts from Canada, Italy and France discuss and debate topics of great importance.

One of our goals is to engage and interest senior high school students. Therefore, Panel 3 on Day Two will feature high school students having distinguished themselves in an essay writing contest, currently being organized through the Sicilian school system in concert by the Italian Army in Sicily.

Our moderator throughout the conference will be Professor Emanuele Sica, PhD, Department of History, Royal Military College of Canada.

Contact: Richard Martin, Richard.martin@alcera.ca, (514) 453-3993

Conference website : http://psp-forum.org/conference-18-19-feb-2021/