2014 Annual Conference - Program Highlights*

"Places of Interest:
The Canadian Army and the New Global Security Environment"

Final program has been announced!

5-6 February 2014
Crowne Plaza Fredericton, 659 Queen Street

The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick will host scholars and practitioners at our two day our annual conference on 5-6 February.  The 2014 event will examine a range of questions concerning today’s national and international security context, the latest security trends, evolving threats, emerging technologies and how all of these might shape the Canadian Army of the future.

Some of the program highlights include:

Opening Address – The Commander’s Perspective on Future Challenges
LGen Marquis Hainse, Commander Canadian Army

“Readying The Canadian Army for the New Security Environment”
Dr. Lee Windsor, Fredrik S. Eaton Chair in Canadian Army Studies, The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society

“Trends to Watch”
 Major-General Christian Rousseau, Commander, Canadian Forces Intelligence Command

“The Myth of the Lone Wolf: Why Today’s Terrorists are Dumb, Disorganized, and More Dangerous than Ever”
Captain Kevin Klein, Canadian Forces Intelligence Command and PhD Candidate, University of Calgary

“Religious Leader Engagement in Conflict and Post-Conflict Environments”
 Dr. Steve Moore, Conflict Studies Dept, Saint Paul University, Ottawa

“The Canadian Army and Deterring Terrorism”
Dr. Gavin Cameron, University of Calgary

“Cyber Warfare”
Commodore Darren Hawco, Director General Cyber, Chief of Force Development

“The Middle East”
Consul General Richard Riley, Consulate General of the United States, Halifax

“Piracy in Africa”
Dr. Alistair Edgar, Wilfrid Laurier University

“Professional Military Education as an Instrument of Statecraft”
Dr. Cynthia Watson, US National War College

“The Army and the Arctic Security Environment”
Dr. Whitney Lackenbauer, St. Jerome’s University (University of Waterloo)

“Defending the Arctic”
 Dr. Rob Hubert, University of Calgary

Evening Keynote:  Canada and the Middle East
BGen Michael Pearson, Commander Task Force Jerusalem

Designing Future Concepts and Capabilities

“The Army’s Vision of the New Security Environment”
Representatives from the Canadian Army Land Warfare Centre

Concluding Roundtable: How Must the Canadian Army Prepare for the Future?

Panel Host: MGen Steve Bowes, Commander Canadian Army Doctrine and Training System