Defence, Development, and Diplomacy: The Canadian and US Military Perspectives
June 19-23, 2006
Four Points Sheraton Kingston
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Open to the General Public
The conference brings together leading representatives of government, the military, NGOs, and universities to analyze and compare recent experiences of the international community in working with failed or fragile states: providing a secure environment, making and keeping the peace, restoring or developing economic and social structures, and helping to build free and stable political institutions. Panels will focus on the Canadian and American experiences, principally in Afghanistan, Haiti, and Bosnia, and Iraq, and on the lessons to be learned from the interaction between the military, the diplomats, and the development agencies in these and other cases. Invited keynote speakers include the Hon. Gordon O’Connor, Minister of National Defence; General R. Hillier, Chief of the Defence Staff; Brigadier General Fred Rudesheim, Deputy Director for Politico-Military Affairs, Western Hemisphere, Joint Staff J5; and Major General Charles Jacoby, Commander US Army Alaska.
Partners: Queen’s Centre for International Relations, the Chair of Defence Management Studies (Queen’s University), the US Army War College, and Land Force Doctrine and Training System (Canadian Forces)
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