Halifax International Security Forum

1740 N St NW
Washington DC  20036

Phone: (202) 688-2470

Halifax International Security Forum

Halifax International Security Forum is a non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Washington DC.

Halifax International Security Forum advances a unique and modern vision of security by promoting greater strategic cooperation among democracies.

Halifax brings together individuals who are on the ground facing consequential local threats, writers who challenge and influence the world’s thinking on security, and decision-makers who make the tough choices.

Setting the security agenda each November for the coming calendar year, the Forum convenes relevant and key leaders in an unscripted, intimate atmosphere over three days in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The community that meets at Halifax represents more than 70 countries, yet is limited to 300 participants.

As the only gathering of democratic leaders committed to global security and prosperity, Halifax International Security Forum is widely recognized by the international community as an essential annual meeting place.

With the generous support of the Canadian government, the Halifax International Security Forum was founded in 2009 as a program within the German Marshall Fund of the United States. The first Halifax Forum put Halifax, Nova Scotia on the map as the natura

In today’s world, the threats facing democratic societies are complex and real. Genuine solutions require a comprehensive approach and close cooperation across borders and across sectors.

Meeting the complex realities that create instability and confli

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