Past Wars and Today’s Peace Fellows


November 13, 2019

In the 11th episode of Battle Rhythm Podcast, Steve and Stef reflect on Remembrance Day and events supporting Canada’s veterans. The feature interview [21:45] is extra special this episode as we have 11 guests for our 11th episode! Our guests are the 2019 Peace with Women Fellows who discuss a wide variety of issues from leadership and learning to recruitment and retention. Steve shares some of his thoughts on actively remembering through war museums in Steve's Peeves [53:30].

Participant Biographies:

  • Stéfanie von Hlatky: Associate Professor of political studies at Queen’s University and the former Director of the Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy (CIDP). Her research focuses on NATO, armed forces, military interventions, and defence policy. Fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.
  • Stephen M. Saideman: Paterson Chair in International Affairs, as well as Director of the Canadian Defence and Security Network – Réseau Canadien Sur La Défense et la Sécurité, and Professor of International Affairs at Carleton University. Fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute

Peace with Women Fellows, The 2019 Class of the Halifax Peace With Women Fellowship brings together 11 diverse and accomplished women from 10 different countries. All Fellows are senior ranking active-duty officers and represent varying branches of military with a broad spectrum of responsibilities. Halifax International Security Forum is proud to welcome its second class of distinguished Fellowship leaders to the Halifax network.

Fellows in order of appearance:

  • 23:20
    BG Lisa Ferris, NZ Defence Legal Services
    Paz Magat, Director, Peace With Women Fellowship
  • 29:10
    Colonel Tracey Onufer, USAF, CoS SOF South
    Commodore Solveig Krey, Norweigan Navy, Dep ACOS Ops
  • 34:00
    Colonel Debra Lovette, USAF, Human capital, Joint Force Space
    Air Commodore Elanor Boekholt-o’Sullivan, Netherlands, Cyber Defence
  • 38:20
    LtColonel Joana Polekauskiene, Lithuania, instructor mil academy
    Colonel Lysane Martel, RCAF professional development
  • 42:30
    Colonel Dr. Lale Baroschek, Germany, Recruitment
    Colonel Solene le Floch, French Air Force, Human Resource manager
  • 48:00
    Captain Rachel Durbin, Australia, Navy, Future Force
    Captain Fiona Shepherd, RN, ACOS Logistics, Operations and Plans

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