csds bulletin
newsletter of the centre for security and defence studies
9 April 2010

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centre news and events

general announcements

centre news and events
LGen Duval on NORAD
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Dear CSDS Faculty and Students:

You are invited to LGen Duval's presentation next week (see below), which we are co-sponsoring with the Air Force Officers' Advisory Group (and thanks to Ken Pennie's efforts). Feel free to circulate to interested colleagues. Because it is a privileged forum, we are not sending this out to our general (700+) distribution list.

Hope to see you there,

David Mendeloff

The Air Force Officers' Advisory Group
in cooperation with
The Centre for Security and Defence Studies
of Carleton University's Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

Invite you to a presentation by

LGen. J.M. Duval, CMM, CD
Deputy Commander, North American Aerospace Defence (NORAD) Command

"NORAD: Past, Present and Future?"

As Deputy Commander of NORAD, LGen Marcel Duval is the second in command and highest ranking Canadian in the continental alliance. Based in Colorado Springs, his job is to oversee the collaboration of homeland defence, security, and law enforcement partners to prevent air attacks against North America and provide maritime warning. Prior to taking up this position in June 2009, LGen Duval was based in Winnipeg as the commander of the Canadian NORAD Region.

A pilot by trade, LGen Duval has held command positions in several peacekeeping operations, including in Haiti and the Sinai. He served at the UN in New York with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and worked as Director of Operations in the Foreign and Defence Policy Secretariat. Last February, the Governor General Michaëlle Jean presented him with one of the highest forms of recognition in the military - the Order of Military Merit.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Astra Lounge, Air Force Officer’s Mess
158 Gloucester Street, Ottawa, ON.

Cash bar and light refreshment.

Please note: This event will be held under the Chatham House Rule, and is closed to members of the media. Advance Registration is Required to Attend.

To register:
or calling 613.520.2600 ext. 6671

Colonel McAlea on the Rule of Law and Military Justice in Africa
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"The Rule of Law and Military Justice in Africa: Partners in Accountability"

Col. Dominic McAlea
Deputy Judge Advocate
Canadian Forces

Security sectors in failed or failing states reflect, and often contribute to, the weaknesses that lead to the failure of their respective states. Establishing sustainable peace and Rule of Law in failed states requires, among other things, real security sector reform - reform that includes the military justice sector. This session will consider military justice in the context of security sector reform in failed or failing states using the Democratic Republic of the Congo as the vehicle for discussion.

Col. Dominic McAlea has served as Deputy Judge Advocate Regional Services in Ottawa since September 2006. Previously, he served as DND/CF Deputy Legal Advisor - Military. In 2004, he obtained a Master of Philosophy in International Relations at the Center of International Studies, Cambridge University. He then assumed the duties of Deputy Judge Advocate General / Military Justice and Administrative Law. As Director of Law/International, Col McAlea was the Military Advisor in the Canadian Delegation at the UN Conference in Rome which drafted the Statute of the International Criminal Court in June-July 1998.

Colonel McAlea recently returned from duty with MONUC Rule of Law Unit where he worked on military justice reform as the Military Criminal Law Advisor to the UN mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Kinshasa.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010
12:00 - 1:30pm
Alumni Board Room, 617 Robertson Hall
Carleton University

Complimentary light sandwich lunch provided.

Registration requested by Friday, 16 April
or calling 613.520.2600 ext. 6671

Public parking is available inParking Garage P9, adjacent to Robertson Hall

The CSDS Speaker Series events are free and open to the public.
For more information visit carleton.ca/csds

or call 613.520.2600 ext 6671

Welsh on Consular and Crown Prerogatives
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CSDS-CCISS Strategic Analysis Seminar Series

Michael Welsh
"Consular and Crown Prerogatives: Thoughts from a Former Practitioner"

Michael Welsh is a former Canadian Ambassador and was until recently the Director General of the Consular Affairs Bureau at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Mr. Welsh was at the helm of Consular Affairs at a particularly significant time when public controversy attended the consular assistance extended to Canadian citizens who found themselves in need while outside Canada. Consular support to Canadians is one of the pillars of Foreign Affairs and is often the only involvement which Canadian citizens have with the department. That this contact often occurs while Canadian citizens are under great stress merely underscores the importance of the program. That the public media focus on the program suggests that changes are taking place to the conduct of the program underscores the importance of understanding how this program functions.

Tursday, April 22
12:00-1:45 pm
Naval Officers Mess (HMCS Bytown)
78 Lisgar St. across from Ottawa City Hall

As with most of the presentations in this series, Chatham House Rule will apply. As always, confirmation of attendance must be received in order to ensure that seating is available. We always encourage our members to inform and invite others who may benefit from attending presentations and remind them that confirmation of attendance must also be made for guests.

RSVP required to Kurt Jensen at kurt.jensen@sympatico.ca

Students are encouraged to attend these events.

Canadian Foreign Policy Journal Call for Papers
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Call for Papers for Special Issue of Canadian Foreign Policy

CSDS, along with the Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security Studies, will be partnering with Canadian Foreign Policy journal on a special issue on "Pakistan and Afghanistan: Canadian, Regional, and International Dimensions," to be published Spring 2011. The Call for Papers is now open. Those whose papers are accepted will be invited to attend a workshop on the topic in Ottawa in late-summer, early-fall 2010. More information can be found here.

general announcements

Please note that travel funding support is available to NPSIA graduate students who wish to participate formally in any of the conferences listed below. For more information, contact Prof. David Mendeloff or visit: www.carleton.ca/csds/funding.html

Queen's University Centre for International Relations Conference
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Note: Funding is available through CSDS for registration and/or travel costs. For more information, contact Prof. David Mendeloff or visit: www.carleton.ca/csds/funding.html

From: Alain Pellerin, director@cda-cdai.ca
Subject: NOTICE: QCIR Conference

Dear Colleagues,

The Queen's University Centre for International Relations will be holding a conference on April 15-16 in Kingston on, "Canadian Perspectives on the Comprehensive Approach." Please see the announcement below for more details.


--- Alain Pellerin, Colonel (Ret'd)
Executive Director, CDA-CDAI / Directeur exécutif, CAD-ICAD
222 rue Somerset Street West / Ouest, Suite 400B Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2G3
T: (613) 236-1252
F: (613) 236-8191

Queen’s Centre for International Relations

"Canadian Perspectives on the Comprehensive Approach"

15-16 April 2010
Conference Room 202
Robert Sutherland Hall, Queen's University

presented by

Queen's Centre for International Relations in partnership with
the Directorate of Land Concepts and Designs;
Chief of Force Development; and
the Defence and Security Research Institute

Click here for the Conference Website http://www.queensu.ca/cir/?q=CA2010

In recent years there has been a growing international acknowledgement of the need to practice a more coordinated and holistic approach to security operations, often referred to as Comprehensive Approach (CA). Such an approach could bring together the efforts of the departments and agencies of the Canadian government, and non-governmental organizations and private sector entities working towards a shared goal.

While considerable achievements have been made with the CA as it relates to Afghanistan, there seems to be a lack of consensus on how the CA will endure beyond that particular operation. As such, the purpose of this conference is to consolidate numerous research efforts and experiences with a view to producing a more enduring CA concept. The use of a conference setting will enable discussion on best practices, lessons learned and research as we attempt to move from concept to practice in creating a new norm for undertaking security operations from a Canadian perspective. The conference will feature six panels addressing the following questions:

§ Panel 1: (Re-) Discovering the Comprehensive Approach
Question: What are the antecedents of the Comprehensive Approach and what is the significance of such an approach today?

§ Panel 2: Non-governmental Perspectives
Question: How do NGOs and interagency partners foster cooperation and collaboration under the Comprehensive Approach?

§ Panel 3: Comprehensive Approach in Practice Today ­ International Operations
Question: How is the Comprehensive Approach being practiced today in the international environment?

§ Panel 4: Comprehensive Approach in Practice Today ­ Domestic Operations
Question: How is the Comprehensive Approach being practiced today in the domestic environment?

§ Panel 5: The Comprehensive Approach within Canada’s Strategy for Fragile States
Question: What are the departmental perspectives of the role of the Comprehensive Approach within this strategy?

§ Panel 6: Making it Work
Question: What are the tools, techniques and processes that enable the Comprehensive Approach?

Register now for the conference by selecting ONLINE REGISTRATION or by visiting the conference website above. Registration fee is $125.00 and included conference sessions, breakfasts and Thursday lunch. The full program is also available on the website at http://www.queensu.ca/cir/?q=CA2010

For questions, information, or concerns regarding registration please contact Maureen Bartram at QCIR at 613.533.2381 or qcir@queensu.ca; for programme information please contact Lieutenant Colonel Michael Rostek at 613.541.5010 ext 3237

Queen’s Centre for International Relations, Queen's University, Kingston,
Ontario K7L 3N6
tel: 613 533-2381 fax: 613 533-6885

Maritime Security Challenges Conference
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Note: Funding is available through CSDS for registration and/or travel costs. For more information, contact Prof. David Mendeloff or visit: www.carleton.ca/csds/funding.html

From: Alain Pellerin, director@cda-cdai.ca
Subject: NOTICE: Maritime Security Challenges Conference, 26-29 April, Victoria BC

Dear Colleagues,

Maritime Forces Pacific will be hosting the Maritime Security Challenges (MSC) Conference 2010 from 26th-29th April in Victoria, BC. Registration for this premier maritime security conference - the fourth in the biennial MSC series - is now underway and promises to be a stimulating event with timely panel discussions including: Maritime Piracy, Port Security, New Naval Technologies, Littoral and Riverine Operations, and Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief.

More information, including the full conference program and registration details, can be found online at: www.navy.forces.gc.ca/marpac.

Alain Pellerin


Alain Pellerin, Colonel (Ret'd)
Executive Director, CDA-CDAI / Directeur exécutif, CAD-ICAD
222 rue Somerset Street West / Ouest, Suite 400B Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2G3
T: (613) 236-1252
F: (613) 236-8191

Kingston Conference on International Security
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Note: Funding is available through CSDS for registration and/or travel costs. For more information, contact Prof. David Mendeloff or visit: www.carleton.ca/csds/funding.html

From: KCIS , kcis@queensu.ca
Subject: Conference Announcement - KCIS 2010 "Security & Governance: Foundations for International Stability"

Dear Colleague

The Kingston Conference on International Security invites you to attend this year's conference entitled: "Security and Governance: Foundations for International Stability" , 21-23 June 2010, in Kingston, Ontario.

Most of the violent conflicts to which western armed forces have responded over the past two decades have had their origins in the incapacity of states to perform their most basic function - to provide for the safety and security of their citizens. Governments of states variously described as fragile, failing or failed are marked by weak public administration, notably though not exclusively in the provision of public services related to security and the rule of law. Because these conflicts generate civil conflict which is destructive of societies, economies and cultures within states and liable to spill over into broader interstate and regional instability, the international community has found itself increasingly engaged in attempts to foster effective governance strategies, most often during or immediately after civil or transnational wars. Western armed forces and police have gained considerable experience in reforming security institutions and training personnel at the national and local levels, while at the same time coping with difficult issues of civil-military relations. How to provide the human, technical and tactical capabilities for effective national and local security in these countries, how best to deploy international military and civilian forces for such purposes, and how to recognize when the job is well-enough done to permit gradual or complete disengagement – these are the central questions that will animate KCIS 2010.

Violent civil and regional conflict generated by the incapacity of states has been witnessed in the Balkans, Africa, Southwest Asia and Latin America. While culture and geopolitics may make for variations in the regional expression of such conflict, fragile and failed states and the international responses to them also have many striking common characteristics. It thus makes sense to adopt a comparative perspective in exploring the links between weak domestic security governance and threats to national and regional security, and in examining the role of international security forces in assisting in the development of more effective local and national security structures. Building such capacity to the point where full responsibility for security can safely be left to local and national authorities is a critical task for the international community in all these regions, as is recognizing and acting appropriately when that point has been reached.

Four expert panels will address the following themes:

  • The Roots of Insecurity: National, Regional and Global;

  • Governance Strategies: What Works;

  • Military Initiatives in Creating Stability and Good Governance: Case Studies; and

  • International Military Engagement & Disengagement in Unstable States and Regions.
  • Registration for the conference is now open. The fee is $300.00 (+GST) until 31 May 2010, and $350.00 (+GST) thereafter. Registration covers the Meet and Greet reception Monday evening, all meals, conference sessions, and the conference dinner - a cruise of the 1000 Islands and Kingston's magnificent waterfront on Tuesday evening. Please note that registration fees are non-refundable. Registration and payments must be made using our online system by selecting this link: registration form.

    The conference venue is the Four Points by Sheraton Kingston. We have secured a preferential room rate of $164.00 per night (plus applicable taxes). The deadline to secure a room at this preferred rate is 31 May 2010. Select the following link Security & Governance: Foundations for International Stabilityto access the online reserved conference block to book your room. If you are making your reservation by telephone (1-888-478-4333) please specify “KCIS 2010” to the reservation desk.

    Please visit the conference website www.queensu.ca/cir/KCIS for the programme and conference information. If you have any questions, or require further information, please contact the conference coordinators by telephone at 613-533-2381/613-533-6483 or by email at kcis@queensu.ca. We are sure you will enjoy this opportunity to visit Kingston in early summer and look forward to welcoming you to the conference.

    Sincerely yours,

    KCIS Conference Committee
    Queen’s University
    Kingston, Ontario

    Organized by: Land Force Doctrine and Training System, Canadian Forces; Queen’s Centre for International Relations, Defence Management Studies (Queen’s University), and the Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College;


    Please note that travel funding support is available to NPSIA graduate students who wish to participate formally in any of the conferences listed below. For more information, contact Prof. David Mendeloff or visit: www.carleton.ca/csds/funding.html

    United States Meets Europe Seminar Call for Applicants
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    Note: Funding is available through CSDS for registration and/or travel costs. For more information, contact Prof. David Mendeloff or visit: www.carleton.ca/csds/funding.html

    From: From: Institute for Cultural Diplomacy forums@culturaldiplomacy.orga
    Subject: The USA Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (Washington D.C. &NYC, April 18th - 24th 2010)

    Call for Applications


    The United States Meets Europe: A Forum For Young Leaders (USAME):

    "New Priorities, New Strategies:
    Soft Power, Cultural Diplomacy and American Foreign Policy"

    (Washington D.C. & New York City, April 18th - 24th, 2010)

    Dear Friends & Colleagues,

    On behalf of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, I am writing to you to announce the details of the next Weeklong Seminar that will be taking place as part of the ICD´s program "The United States Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders". We are currently accepting applications for the seminar and I would be grateful if you could share the announcement with any individuals who you feel may be interested. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support in raising awareness of the weeklong seminar.

    The United States Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (USAME)
    USAME is an active network of individuals interested in strengthening and supporting transatlantic relations. The next USAME Weeklong Seminar will take place in Washington, D.C., & New York City from 18th - 24th April 2010. In addition to looking in greater detail at the history and development of cultural diplomacy, the next USAME Weeklong Seminar will look at how the priorities of U.S. foreign policy have changed since the end of the Cold War and are continuing to evolve. This will provide a framework for discussions on contemporary transatlantic relations, and for comparing and contrasting foreign policy priorities in the U.S. and Europe.

    The Forum is aimed at young professionals and students, economists, diplomatic and political representatives, and civil society practitioners. The weeklong seminar will consist of lectures, seminars, workshops and panel discussions by leading figures from the fields of politics, diplomacy, civil society, academia, and the private sector, which will offer a range of perspectives on the issues at stake, the challenges ahead, and the new strategies and approaches being taken to address these challenges.

    The program will be complemented by cultural and social activities that will provide an opportunity to experience the diversity of the respective cultures and provide networking opportunities between the participants themselves, as well as between the participants and speakers.

    In particular, the seminar will focus on the following issues:

  • The history and development of transatlantic relations since 1945, focusing in particular on the Marshall Plan, the city of Berlin, and the changing nature of relations since 1989

  • The use of cultural diplomacy and soft power by the U.S. during the Cold War, and the importance this played in determining its outcome

  • The similarities and differences between the foreign policy drivers and strategies in the U.S. and Europe, looking in particular at the application of cultural diplomacy.

  • The development of U.S. foreign policy priorities over the past two decades, with a particular focus on the objectives of the new U.S. administration and the strategies employed to pursue these objectives
  • For further information about the next Weeklong Seminar, please click here

    Confirmed speakers for the Weeklong Seminar include:

  • Amb. Andras Simonyi; former Hungarian Ambassador to the United States.

  • Amb. Prof. Dr. Cynthia Schneider; Former Ambassador of the USA to the Netherlands, Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University (Washington D.C.)

  • Heather Conley; Director and Senior Fellow, Europe Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

  • Ambassador Heidrun Tempel; Special Representative for Dialogue between Cultures, German Foreign Office
  • Dr. Karen Donfried; Vice-President of the German Marshall Fund of the United States

  • Kingsley Smith; Director of National Public Radio Worldwide (NPR)

  • Klaus Linsenmeier; Director, Heinrich Böll Stiftung of the United States

  • Ambassador Dr. Klaus Schariott; German Ambassador to the United States

  • Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart; Member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Florida

  • Sir James Richard Marie Mancham; Former President of the Republic of Seychelles

  • Amb. Mark Palmer; Former US Ambassador to Hungary, Co-founder of the National Endowment for Democracy

  • Matthias Stausberg; Spokesperson, United Nations Global Compact

  • Prof. Dr. Miomir Þuþul; Former Foreign Minister of Croatia, President of Dubrovnik International University

  • Paula Dobriansky; Former Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, Senior Fellow at the JFK School of Government, Harvard University.

  • Prof. Dr. Volker Berghahn; Professor of European-American Relations at Columbia University

  • William Bader; former Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs under President Clinton

    For more information about the program speakers please click here

    To apply to the program, please visit:


    The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
    The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD - www.culturaldiplomacy.org) is an international, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization with headquarters in Berlin, Germany. The goal of the ICD is to promote global peace and stability through strengthening and supporting intercultural relations at all levels. Over the past decade the ICD has grown to become one of Europe’s largest independent cultural exchange organizations, whose programs facilitate interaction between individuals of all cultural, academic, and professional backgrounds, from across the world.

    The ICD board of Advisors includes President Dr. Alfredo Palacio, Former President of Ecuador; President Emil Constantinescu, Former President of Romania; President Dr. Vaira Vîíe-Freiberga, Former President of Latvia; President Cassam Uteem, Former President of the Republic of Mauritius; President Sir James Mancham, Former President of Seychelles; Janez Jansa, Former Prime Minister of Slovenia; Mike Kenneth Moore, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand; Dr. Alfred Sant, Former Prime Minister of Malta; Radmila Ðekerinska, Former Prime Minister of Macedonia; Jack McConnell, MSP, Former First Minister of Scotland. For more information about the ICD Board of Advisors please click here.

    Previous events held by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy include “A World Without Walls: An International Congress on “Soft Power”, Cultural Diplomacy and Interdependence”, which marked the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall www.world-without-walls.org. In February, 2010, the ICD hosted the Berlin International Economics Congress: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Roles of Global Politics & Civil Society in International Economics (www.biec.de).


    Any inquiries regarding the program can be sent to usame@culturaldiplomacy.org

    With warmest regards,

    Mark Donfried
    Director and Founder

    Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD)
    Ku´damm Karree (3rd Floor/Hochhaus)
    Kurfürstendamm 207-8 Berlin, Germany-10719
    Phone: +49/(0)30 2360 7680
    Fax: +49/(0)30 2360 768 11

  • CERIUM Seminar on Capitalism
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    Note: Funding is available through CSDS for registration and/or travel costs. For more information, contact Prof. David Mendeloff or visit: www.carleton.ca/csds/funding.html

    From: Bolduc-Béliveau Marie marie.bolduc-beliveau@umontreal.ca
    Subject: Capitalism in crises? : new summer school at the CÉRIUM

    Dear Sir, Madam,

    For the first time this year, from Monday June 28th to Saturday July 3rd 2010, the Center for International Studies and Research of the Université de Montréal www.cerium.ca will offer a seminar on capitalism named : Capitalism in crises?

    Considered as professional training, this six-day intensive course will introduce the history of capitalism to the current crisis and the reforms undertaken within the G20. It will also give an overview of proposals for reforms to capitalism (regulation, shareholding, ecological footprint, CSR) and alternative economic visions, such as cooperatives and third sector approaches, among others. For more information please visit our website at: http://www.cerium.ca/Capitalism-in-crises?lang=en.

    To share this oppportunity with your employees interested in international affairs, we would be very interested in creating an partnership with your organization. For example, we could add our logos on our respective websites.

    We would also appreciate if you could share this information with your network.

    Please note that we offer a 10% discount for registrations done before April 1st.

    Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

    Best regards,

    Marie Bolduc-Béliveau

    Coordinator of the summer school : Capitalism in crises?
    Center for International Studies and Research of the Université de Montréal
    3744 Jean-Brillant, bureau 581
    Tél.: 514-343-7536
    Téléc. (514) 343-7348

    CDA Institute Graduate Student Symposium Call for Papers
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    From: Alain Pellerin director@cda-cdai.ca
    Subject: Call for Papers: CDA Institute graduate student symposium 2010, Kingston, Ontario


    Conference of Defence Associations Institute 13th Annual Graduate Student Symposium

    "Canada's Security Interests"

    Currie Hall, Royal Military College of Canada
    Kingston, Ontario
    Thursday and Friday, October 28 ­ 29, 2010

    The Conference of Defence Associations Institute will be hosting its 13th Annual Graduate Student Symposium, on "Canada's Security Interests," on 28 -29, October 2010 at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), Kingston.

    The symposium is conducted in collaboration with RMC, the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, Queen's University's Defence Management Studies Programme and Centre for International Relations, and the Department of National Defence's Security and Defence Forum (TBC).

    Individuals are invited to submit a one-page (maximum) proposal to the CDA Institute Project Officer via projectofficer@cda-cdai.ca no later than Thursday, September 23, 2010. Please include the title of your presentation, a brief summary/abstract, and your full name, institutional affiliation, program of study, and full contact information (telephone number, email address, and mailing address).

    The acceptable range of presentation topics include contemporary and historical analyses of: national security and defence; insurgency and counter-insurgency; conventional warfare; campaign planning; Canadian military campaigns and operations; security and defence alliances, peace enforcement, and peace support operations; conflict resolution; security and defence related economics; intra-state conflict issues; and terrorism and other non-traditional threats to security.

    Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three papers. The winning paper will be awarded $3,000, and the second and third place prizes are valued at $2,000 and $1,000 respectively.

    The criteria for presentations are being prepared and will be provided at a later date.

    Funding for student presenters may be made available, upon request, to assist with travel costs.

    (Please note that Canadian Forces members who receive a full-time salary are not eligible to receive a cash prize. Their work will, however, be recognized, and a non-cash prize will be awarded in lieu.)

    Proceedings from previous years' symposia can be found at the link below:

    For more information, please contact the CDA Institute Project Officer at projectofficer@cda-cdai.ca / (613) 236-9903.

    Alain Pellerin, Colonel (Ret'd)
    Executive Director, CDA-CDAI / Directeur excutif, CAD-ICAD
    222 rue Somerset Street West / Ouest, Suite 400BOttawa, Ontario K2P 2G3
    T: (613) 236-1252
    F: (613) 236-8191

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