Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence
Canadian Defence Academy

Canadian Defence Academy

September 26, 2007 07:00 ET

Media Advisory/REMINDER: Canada, Afghanistan and the 3D Approach

The New Battlefield: Canada and the Increasing Complexity of Military Operations

ST-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 26, 2007) - The Canadian Forces Learning and Development Centre will hold a symposium September 27, 2007 at the Campus du Fort St-Jean at St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu. Titled The New Battlefield: Canada and the Increasing Complexity of Military Operations, this public event will be the occasion for a dozen of specialists of different horizons to shed light on this subject of public interest and pertinent to current affairs.

Among the invitees and panellists, the Centre will have the honour and privilege of receiving Louise Frechette, ex Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Emeritus member of the Centre for International Governance and Innovation. Our guest of honour will be giving a speech at the moment of the Conference dinner.

The invitees are:

- Francois Audet, Care Canada;

- Francois Bugingo, Journalist and President of Reporter Without Borders-Canada;

- Yvan Conoir, Professor of Political science at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal;

- David Fairchild, Member of the Core Working Group on Afghanistan, Operations officer of the Provincial Reconstruction Team, DFAIT;

- Louise Frechette, ex Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006) and Emeritus member of the Centre for International Governance and Innovation;

- Colonel J.R. Giguere, CD, Canadian Forces Military Attache in Washington, former Chief of Staff of the Multinational Brigade in Kabul;

- Remi Landry, Lieutenant-colonel (ret.);

- Louis Laframboise, Vice-president Garda Canada, Consultation & Investigations;

- Beatrice Richard, Professor at the Department of History, Royal Military College of Kingston;

- Stephane Tremblay, Ph.D. candidate at l'Ecole nationale d'administration publique and research agent for the Reseau francophone de recherche sur les operations de paix;

-Adrian Walraven, Development agent of the Provincial Reconstruction Team, Representative of CIDA;

- Wayne Martin, Superintendent RCMP, Operations support officer, branch of international peace operations;

For more information, please visit our Web site: http://www.cfsj.forces.gc.ca/index/engraph/misc/symposium_war_e.asp?thepage=1

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