14th Annual Graduate Student Symposium

Dr. John Scott Cowan speaks to the symposium about the rich history of Currie Hall and its significance as a memorial to the Canadian Corps.

The Conference of Defence Associations Institute’s 14th Annual Graduate Student Symposium: Canada’s Security Interests, was held 27-28 October at Currie Hall, the Royal Military College of Canada. Thirty-eight graduate students from universities all across Canada and the United States presented during the two days on a wide range of subjects related to Canada’s security interests.

Keynote speakers were: Dr. Ann Fitz-Gerald, Director, Centre for Security Sector Management, Cranfield University and Current McNaughton-Vanier Visiting Chair at RMCC; Lieutenant-Colonel Ian Hope, PhD, commanding officer Task Force Orion (Afghanistan), 2006; and Brigadier-General (ret’d) Serge Labbé, former Senior Political Advisor and Deputy to the NATO Senior Civilian Representative, Afghanistan.

The symposium was capped off by a lecture on the history and significance of Currie Hall by Dr. John Scott Cowan, President, CDA Institute and former principal of RMCC.

Submission & Photo: Cynthia Kent