The Challenges of National Security Accountability
Event Date: March 29, 2011 - 10:30 am to 4:00 pm
A panel discussion featuring Arthur Porter, Susan Pollak, Pamela Wallin, Mel Cappe, Paul Kennedy, Reg Whitaker, Jeremy Littlewood and Wesley Wark.
Presented by the National Security Research Project at CIPS.
(Panel 2 – DMS 12110)
Free. Observers are welcome but must pre-register. To register, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. In English.
The National Security Research Project, in conjunction with the Centre for International Policy Studies, will organise and host a series of panel discussions in 2011-2012 devoted to a study of key issues in the changing security and policy environment in Canada since the 9/11 attacks. This panel will address the democratic challenges inherent in maintaining accountability of the operations of Canada’s national security agencies, including the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.
The first panel, The Security Intelligence Review Committee: The Need for a Public Debate on Post 9/11 Security Practice, will feature as presenters: Dr. Arthur Porter, Chair of the Security Intelligence Review Committee, and Susan Pollak, Executive Director of the Security Intelligence Review Committee; as panelists: Senator Pamela Wallin, Chair of the Senate Committee on National Security and Defence, Mel Cappe, former Clerk of the Privy Council Office and President of the Institute for Research on Public Policy, Paul Kennedy, former Chair of the RCMP Public Complaints Commission, and Professor Reg Whitaker, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at York University; and acting as a moderator: Professor Wesley Wark, Visiting Research Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs of the University of Ottawa. The second panel, National Security Accountability: What Needs to be Done, will feature as panelists: Professor Jeremy Littlewood, Director of the Carleton Centre for Intelligence and Security at Carleton University, Mel Cappe, Professor Reg Whitaker, and Paul Kennedy; and acting as a moderator: Professor Wesley Wark.
View the program.Arthur Porter, Canada, Jeremy Littlewood, Mel Cappe, national security, Pamela Wallin, Paul Kennedy, Reg Whitaker, Susan Pollak, Wesley Wark