Event: 23 January 2015 Ottawa CASIS Annual Symposium – The Adversaries – Russian, Chinese, and Western Geopolitical Agendas and Intelligence Systems”

Greg Fyffe
Greg Fyffe

Friday, January 23, 2015
Barney Danson Theatre, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa

“The Adversaries: Russian, Chinese and Western Geopolitical Agendas and Intelligence Systems”

To Register


Will be modified as presentation titles, chairs and panelists confirmed.
Speakers and panelists are confirmed unless noted as “tbc”.
See www.casis-acers.ca for updates.

8:30-8:55 Registration

8:55 Welcome and Introduction to conference themes
CASIS President, Greg Fyffe

9:00 Western Intelligence
Chair: Wesley Wark
“Western Intelligence Practice and the Coming Age of Uncertainty,” Jennifer Sims, Senior Fellow for intelligence, Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Chair Comments and Audience Discussion

10:00 China
Chair: Gérard Hervouet, Professeur titulaire, Départment de science politique, Université Laval.
China’s Geopolitical Agenda: Christopher K. Johnson (tbc), Senior Advisor and Freeman Chair in China Studies, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Washington

10:30 -11:00 Break

11:00 “Chinese Intelligence and the Challenge of Global Reach”, Peter Mattis, Fellow, The Jamestown Foundation.

China’s Cyber Program, Masashi Nishihata, Citizen Lab, Munk Centre, University of Toronto.

Chair Commentary and Audience Discussion.

12:30-1:30 Lunch (included in registration)

1:30 Russia
Chair: tbc
Russia’s Geopolitical Agenda: Joan DeBardeleben, Carleton University. Chancellor’s Professor, Department of Political Science and the Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (EURUS); Jean Monnet Chair in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood Relations.
“Russia’s Intelligence System,” Mark Galeotti, Professor of Global Affairs and Director, Initiative for the Study of Emerging Threats, Centre for Global Affairs, New York University.

Chair Commentary and Audience Discussion

3:00-3:30 Break

3:30 Implications for Canada
Chair: Jez Littlewood
John Adams: Former Chief of the Communications Security Establishment, Adjunct Professor Queen’s University, Contract Professor Carleton University.
Rob McRae: Director, Canadian Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies, (CCISS). Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet for Intelligence Assessment, Privy Council Office, 2011-2014.
Other participant tbc.

Audience Questions and Discussion

5:00 CASIS Annual Meeting and Election of Officers

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