Navigating the Future of National Security

Friday, December 8, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST (UTC–05:00)
Public Event: Panel Discussion (Virtual)

Canada’s national security landscape is currently influenced by a range of global and domestic challenges. These challenges primarily revolve around the rapidly changing geopolitical environment, advancements in technology, and concerns about the integrity of democratic institutions amid foreign interference. Recent global events, such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the Hamas attacks in Israel, have underscored the importance of a robust national security framework in Canada. Join Jody Thomas, national security and intelligence advisor to the prime minister, for a discussion focused on the evolving global landscape, the multifaceted threats that Canada is currently facing, and the proactive measures that are being adopted to counter these challenges.

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Event Speakers

Jody Thomas was appointed as National Security and Intelligence Advisor (NSIA) to the Prime Minister of Canada, effective January 11, 2022. Ms. Thomas has broad and varied experience working at senior levels in the Public Service and in a series of increasingly demanding security operations roles. Prior to being appointed NSIA, she was the Deputy Minister of National Defence.

Aaron Shull is the managing director and general counsel at CIGI. He is a senior legal executive and is recognized as a leading expert on complex issues at the intersection of public policy, emerging technology, cybersecurity, privacy and data protection.

Paul Samson is president of CIGI. He has 30 years of experience across a range of policy issues with partners from around the world. He is a former senior government official and also served for many years as co-chair of the principal G20 working group on the global economy.