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2017 CSDP Symposium

Event Programme


Date: Monday, 20 November 2017
Time: 12:30 – 18:30
Venue: Victoria Hall, John G. Diefenbaker Building, 111 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 5A1
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12:30 – 13:00

Registration of participants

13:00 – 13:15


Welcome and Opening Remarks

H.E. Peteris Ustubs, Ambassador of the European Union to Canada

13:15 – 14:00

Keynote addresses

14:00 – 15:15


Panel 1: Predictable unpredictability: EU and Canada' s response to global challenges

ModeratorMr. Colin Robertson, Vice President, Canadian Global Affairs Institute


15:15 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 17:00

Panel 2: New challenges to old paradigms: hybrid warfare

Moderator: Mr. Satyamoorthy Kabilan, PhD, Director, National Security and Strategic Foresight, The Conference Board of Canada 


  • Ms. Stephanie Carvin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Carleton University, Canada
  • Mr. Gregory Smolynec, PhD, Director General, Strategic Initiatives, Strategic Joint Staff, Department of National Defence, Canada
  • Mr. Gabor Iklody, Director, Crisis Management and Planning Directorate, European External Action Service
  • Mr. Jori Arvonen, Chair of the Steering board of the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, State Under-Secretary for EU Affairs, Finland

17:00 – 17:30

Closing remarks

17:30 - 18:30

Reception (Library Room)

Event Properties

Event Date 20/11/2017 12:30 pm
Event End Date 20/11/2017 5:30 pm
Victoria Hall, John G. Diefenbaker Building
111 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 5A1
Victoria Hall, John G. Diefenbaker Building
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