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June 2021

Distinguished Speaker 23 June 2021 – Canadian Joint Warfare Centre – Wargaming

June 23 @ 13:00 - 15:00
virtual

Major Scott Roach will speak to RUSI(NS) and guests with a presentation titled "Canadian Joint Warfare Centre - Wargaming." If you love computers, and cutting edge technology and enjoy the strategies and tactics of simulated wargaming, join this presentation.  Major Scott Roach, who has been responsible for establishing the war gaming section of the Canadian Joint Warfare Centre (CJWC) since 2018, will share about this exciting, yet little-known field, combining technology, innovation, and strategy to build an integrated, relevant, interoperable,…

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July 2021

Distinguished Speaker 21 July 2021 – Arctic Special Operations

July 21 @ 13:00 - 15:00
virtual

RUSI(NS) and NORAD and USNORTHCOM will host Brigadier General Shawn R. Satterfield, Commander, US Special Operations Command North (SOCNORTH). The topic of his presentation is "Arctic Special Operations." The Arctic is reemerging as a growing theater of strategic competition from both Russia and China. The Arctic region is an 'avenue of approach' to North America for air, space, maritime, and land threats - directly over the pole 'in and through' Canada. US and Canadian Special Operations Forces with their rapid…

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September 2021

Distinguished Speaker 29 September 2021 – Information Resilience: Countering Russian Propaganda and Disinformation

September 29 @ 13:00 - 15:00
virtual

RUSI(NS) will meet Wednesday, 29 September, to hear a video-conference by Mr John Spykerman, Director, Russia Team, Global Engagement Center (GEC), US Department of State (DOS). The topic of his presentation is "Information Resilience: Countering Russian Propaganda and Disinformation." Propaganda, disinformation, and misinformation have the potential to polarize societies, create distrust and suspicion, cause societal conflict, and undermine democracies and the democratic system. The mission of the US Department of State Global Engagement Center is to "direct, lead, synchronize, integrate,…

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October 2021

Distinguished Speaker 20 October 2021 – The Casualty Identification Program

October 20 @ 13:00 - 15:00
virtual

RUSI(NS) will meet Wednesday, 20 October 2021, to hear a video-conference presentation by Dr Sarah Lockyer, Directorate History & Heritage, Department of National Defence. The topic of her presentation is "The Casualty Identification Program: Identifying the remains of Canadian soldiers form the First and Second World Wars and the Korean Conflict." As a result of the First and Second World Wars as well as the conflict in Korea, there are more than 27,000 Canadian service members who have no known…

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Distinguished Speaker 27 October 2021 – Royal Canadian Navy – Globally Deployed for Strategic Effect

October 27 @ 13:00 - 15:00
virtual

The Royal United Services Institute of Nova Scotia extends an invitation to a presentation Wednesday, 27 October by Rear-Admiral Brian Santarpia, Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic and Commander Maritime Component. The topic of his presentation is "Royal Canadian Navy – Globally Deployed for Strategic Effect." RAdm Santarpia will describe where Canada’s Navy is deployed and how these deployments are intended to achieve strategic effects. He will link those strategic effects, achieved through the use of maritime power in combination with other…

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