Professor Geiger contributes as keynote panelist to
THE YEAR AHEAD: AN INTERNATIONAL SECURITY, INTELLIGENCE AND DEFENCE OUTLOOK FOR CANADA FOR 2017

The event brought together eighteen academics, experts and practitioners from Canada, the United States (U.S.) and to reflect on the future challenges for Canada through the following panels:

1. Hotspots- representing conflicts and international crises around the world that could have an impact on Canada

2. The future of the United Nations (UN) and Canada’s role within it;

3. The world after the U.S. elections in 2016

4. New horizons: space, the cyber-world and the Arctic.

Martin Geiger was one of the keynote speakers in the first panel on conflict and international crises around the world. These themes represent some of the most pressing issues that will affect Canada and that require new foreign, defence and intelligence policies implicating several agencies, allies and levels of government. Discrete events, such as the U.S. elections or Brexit, as well as continuous events, such as changes in the cyber-world, tend to create extreme and reactive foreign policies since there is rarely time to unpack and reflect on the impact for Canada.

“The Year Ahead Report” which provides a summary of the advice, cautions and unanswered questions raised during the workshop can be found at http://carleton.ca/csids/year-ahead-report