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Montreal International Security Summit

Date & time
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 –
Thursday, October 12, 2023
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.



This event is free


Marie Lamensch


Disclosed to attendees only

MIGS will host the inaugural Montreal International Security Summit on 11-12 October. The event will focus on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the war’s impact on global security and human rights. Partners include the Canadian Department of National Defence, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Canada, the European Council on Foreign Relations, the MacDonald-Laurier Institute and the Canadian International Council.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Lieut. General Roméo Dallaire, MIGS Distinguished Senior Fellow
  • Jennifer Welsh, Canada 150 Research Chair in Global Governance and Security, McGill University
  • Alexander Lanozska, Assistant Professor of International Relations, University of Waterloo
  • Lisa Laflamme, journalist
  • David Mandel-Anthony, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Global Criminal Justice, U.S. Department of State
  • Ekkehard Strauss, Professor, Berlin School of Economics and Law
  • Savita Pawnday, Executive Director, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
  • David Donat Cattin, Former Secretary General of Parliamentarians for Global Action, Professor, NYU
  • Marcus Kolga, Senior Fellow, MacDonald Laurier Institute
  • Chris Beall, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Eugene Czolij, President, NGO “Ukraine-2050”
  • Debra Arbec, Journalist and host of CBC Montreal News
  • Tomass Pildegovičs, Senior Expert, NATO Stratcom COE
  • Kyoko Kuwahara, Visiting Fellow, MacDonald Laurier Institute
  • Balkan Devlen, Director of the Transatlantic Program, Macdonald Laurier Institute
  • Jonathan Berkshire Miller, Director of Foreign Affairs, National Security, National Defence, Macdonald-Laurier Institute
  • Laura-Julie Perreault, Journalist, La Presse
  • Aphrodite Salas, John Lemieux Fellow, MIGS, and Assistant Professor, Journalism, Concordia University
  • Jeremy Kinsman, Former Ambassador Russia
  • Jessica Berlin, Foreign policy analyst and commentator, and founder of CoStruct
  • Azeem Ibrahim, Director, Newsline Institute
  • Ken Roth, Former executive director of Human Rights Watch
  • Terry Martin, journalist

For more information, please contact While this is by invitation only, we accept applications for registration.

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