Past conferences

The Canadian Global Affairs Institute hosts 1-2 annual conferences in Ottawa around critical issues in Canadian defence and foreign policy. These conferences consistently attract high-calibre speakers, key policy makers, prominent academics, and a large number of the interested public. 

Listed below are links to the various conferences presented by the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and its partners. If you are interested in creating a conference event with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, please contact us at


Other Conferences in which the Canadian Global Affairs Institute has participated: 


  • Halifax International Security Forum (November)
  • Seminar on Canadian – Norwegian Cooperation (November)
  • U.S. - Canada Sage Summit (October)
  • WCDIA Defence Review (July)
  • Defence Policy Review Roundtables (May, June)
  • The EU and Canada as Strategic Partners (May)
  • NATO Warsaw Summit and the Alliance’s Eastern Flank (April)
  • The Mackenzie Institute: Canada’s Defence Perspectives 2020-2050 (March) 
  • AFCEA Monthly Luncheon (March)
  • Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence (February)



  • SPP/CGAI: Military Procurement for a Purpose: Creating a New Defence Strategy for Canada (December )


  • NAFTA at 20 Years: Toward Greater Trilateralism? (Mar)
  • Canada First: Leveraging Defence Procurement Through Key Industrial Capabilities (Feb) 


  • Drone Week: Watch, Kill Aid (Dec 10-14th)
  • The Future of Fighting: How the Canadian Military Must Adapt (May -June ) 


  • Media and the Military Symposium – Operations Security and the Public’s Right to Know (Mar) 


  • G8 Conference of Senior Officials on Capacity Building (May)
  • The Strategic Studies and Security Consortium’s 12th Annual Student Conference – Strategy, Security & Defence (Feb) 


  • Blueprint for Canada-US Engagement under a New Administration 


  • Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa – Peacebuilding in Afghanistan: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead
  • Prague Security Studies Institute – Democracy and Security
  • Understanding the International Implications of Geopolitics and Economics in Iran 


  • Continental Defence Conference – Continental Defence: Policies, Threats and Architecture
  • Montreal Conference – Finding Common Ground: The Challenge of Freedom in the West and in the Muslim World 


  • International Reserves Conference – 10 Years Later: The Special Commission on the Restructuring of the Reserves
  • Prague Securities Studies Institute Conference – Business & Security 


  • International Reserves Conference – Homeland Defence and Land Force Reserves
  • Security and Defence Forum (SDF) Conference- Defence and Security Studies in Canada Today 


  • International Reserves Conference – Bridging the Gap: Reserve Forces and their Role in Civil Society

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