CDAI Seminar – CDA AGM – 26 & 27 Feb

The 25th annual Conference of Defence Associations Institute (CDAI) Seminar and the 72nd annual general meeting of the Conference of Defence Associations (CDA) will be held 26-27 February 2009 at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, Canada.

This year’s theme for the CDAI Seminar on 26 February 2008 is “Canada-US Relations – The Security Dimension,” and will feature, among others:

– The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs (invited)
– General (ret’d) Ray Henault, former Chairman of the Military Committee of NATO
– Senator Hugh D. Segal
– The Honourable Jean-Jacques Blais, former Minister of National Defence,

CDA Institute Board of Directors
– Mr. Michael Hart, Simon Reisman Professor of Trade Policy, Carleton University
– Dr. Joseph Jockel, Professor and Director, Canadian Studies Programme,
St. Lawrence University
– Dr. Alexander Moens, Simon Fraser University
– RAdm (ret’d) Ken Summers, CDA Institute Board of Directors
РColonel John Blaxland, Defence Attach̩, Australian Embassy, Thailand
– Dr. Norman Friedman
– Mr. Robert Fowler, CDA Institute Board of Directors
– Commander James Kraska, US Naval War College
– Mr. Rafal Rohozinski, The SecDev Group
– Lieutenant-General Jonathon Riley, British Army, former Deputy
Commander NATO International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan

Dr. John Scott Cowan, President of the CDA Institute, will preside over the Seminar.

The 72nd AGM of the CDA will be held on 27 February 2009, and will be on the theme, “Changing times, an evolving Canadian Forces: a new defence strategy.” Speakers will include:

– The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence
– General Walter Natynczyk, Chief of the Defence Staff
– General James Mattis, US Marine Corps, NATO Supreme Allied Commander,
Transformation
– General Victor E. Renuart, Jr., Commander NORAD/US NORTHCOM
– LGen (ret’d) J.O. Michel Maisonneuve, Royal Military College
Saint-Jean, CDA Institute
Board of Directors
– Chief of the Land Staff – Lieutenant-General Andrew Leslie
– Chief of Military Personnel – Major-General Walter Semianiw
– BGen (ret’d) Don Macnamara, CDA Institute Board of Directors
– Chief of the Maritime Staff – Vice-Admiral Drew Robertson
– Chief of the Air Staff – Lieutenant-General Angus Watt
Lieutenant-General (Ret’d) Richard Evraire, Chairman of the CDA, will
preside over the AGM.
Registration is open to all. The registration form will be posted soon.
The updated agenda is available online at:
http://www.cda-cdai.ca/seminars/2009/2009%20agenda%20ENGLISH.pdf

For more information, please contact the CDA Institute’s Project Officer,
Mrs. Bonnie Butlin, at +1 (613) 236-9903 or by email at
projectofficer@cda-cdai.ca
MARK YOUR CALENDARS EARLY!
REGISTER NOW – SEATING IS EXPECTED TO BE AT A PREMIUM!

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Executive Director, CDA-CDAI
+1 (613) 236-1252
director@cda-cdai.ca
www.cda-cdai.ca

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BECOME A CDA Institute DONOR

For more information on becoming a donor to the CDA Institute please visit: http://cda-cdai.ca/CDAI/joincdai.htm

The CDA Institute is charitable and non-partisan organization whose mandate is to provide research support to the Conference of Defence Associations (CDA) and promote informed public debate on security and defence issues. The CDA Institute is dependant on private donations, it is a registered charity and donations to it are tax deductible. In return, donors will receive ON TRACK and
other publications for the next 12 months.