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CIC Halifax: Reception and Presentation – Real and Imagined Security Threats

June 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm ADT


Please join us for an outdoor reception on the waterfront patio of HMCS Scotian (Naval Reserve Division), followed by Mark Sedra’s presentation and discussion on Real and Imagined Security Threats in an Uncertain World.

This presentation is based on a multidisciplinary research by the Canadian International Council, aimed at improving assessment and communication of threats and developing effective responses.

Speaker’s Biography

Mark Sedra is President and Research Director, Canadian International Council. Mark has been a consultant to governments, intergovernmental organizations, and NGOs, including the United Nations, Global Affairs Canada and the UK Department for International Development. In 2012, Mark founded the Security Governance Group, a private research consulting firm, and the Centre for Security Governance, a non-profit think tank, both of which specialize in international peace and security issues. He is also currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo and Balsillie School of International Affairs.

Mark has held a variety of positions in the international affairs field both in Canada and globally, including: Senior Researcher and Program Leader at the Centre for International Governance Innovation; Cadieux-Léger Fellow at Global Affairs Canada; Visiting Research Fellow at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom; and Researcher and Project Manager at the Bonn International Centre for Conversion. He has published widely and is a regular commentator on security issues in the Canadian and international press. His most recent book, Security Sector Reform in Conflict-Affected Countries: The Evolution of a Model, was published by Routledge in the fall of 2016.


Contact Person, JP Chater – jpchater@gmail.com


June 19
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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HMCS Scotian (Naval Reserve Division)
2111 Upper Water St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 2X0 Canada
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