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Queen's University
 

Kingston Conference on International Security

KCIS 2006
Defence Development and Diplomacy:
The Canadian and US Military Perspectives

21 - 23 June 2006

 

Queen's Centre for International Relations (QCIR), and The Defence Management Studies Program at Queen's, together with the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College (USAWC), and the Canadian Land Forces Doctrine and Training System (LFDTS) hosted a colloquium at Kingston, Ontario on 21-23 June 2006 entitled, "Defence, Development, and Diplomacy (3D): Canadian and U.S. Military Perspectives." This colloquium brought together over 130 Canadian, U.S. and other international government and academic experts, think tank members, and university faculty members.

The Canadian military representation was led by Lieutenant General Andrew Leslie, Chief of the Canadian Land Staff; Lieutenant General Michael Gauthier, Commander of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Command; and (by Video teleconferencing) Brigadier General David Fraser, Commander of the Canadian Brigade operating under NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) auspices in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The U.S. military representation was led by Major General Charles Jacoby, Commander, U.S. Army, Alaska and former Deputy Commander, U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, 2004-2005; and Brigadier General Frederick Rudesheim, Deputy Director for Political-Military Affairs, Western Hemisphere at the Joint Staff, J5.

All the participants, through a robust program of panels and question and answer discussions, examined the considerable experience of both the U.S. and Canada in the use of military, diplomatic, and economic instruments to deal with the full spectrum of non-traditional and traditional security threats in the contemporary global security environment. Given the likelihood that individual national powers,such as the U.S. and Canada; and international organizations, such as the United Nations, NATO, and the OAS (Organization of American States),will be increasingly expected to provide the leverage to ensure peace, security, and stability in an increasing number of post-conflict and stabilization situations over the next several years, this colloquium was considered to be a very timely and important effort.

Select the file below for the full conference report.


Please contact us via email at KCIS@queensu.ca, or telephone the Centre at (613) 533-2381 if you require a copy of the presentations from this conference.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000