Roundtables and Briefings 

This section provides information on what the interactive roundtables are, and information regarding our upcoming events.
Roundtable Speaker List and Topics of Discussion

17 January 2019 18:00 - 20:00 
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1600 - Canform Policy Room Presenter: Patrick Neal, BCIT 
Topic: Cyber Kinetic Singularity

21 February 2019 18:00 - 20:00 
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1425 - Repap Policy Room
Presenter: Ben Maure, RCMP 
Topic: National Security and Emerging Threats to the West Coast 

21 March 2019 18:00 - 20:00 
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1530 - Canadian Pacific Lecture Room 
Presenter: Capt. Dwayne Kempton CAF 
Topic: Canadian Intelligence Operations Overseas 

18 April 2019 18:00 - 20:00 
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1425 - Repap Policy Room
Presenter: Scott Raesler CAF 
Topic: The Nature of Contemporary Conflict: A Peacekeeper’s Perspective 

16 May 2019 18:00 - 20:00 
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, Room 2520 - Wosk Conference Room
Presenter: Heidi Tworek, Simon Fraser University 
Topic: Hate Speech in Canada: A Democratic Threat Requiring New Policy Incentives 

20 June 2019 18:00 - 20:00 
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, Room 2520 - Wosk Conference Room
Presenter: Edward Akuffo, University of Fraser Valley 
Topic: Factors of Destabilization in Mali & Potential Security Risks for CAF Operations

18 July 2019 18:00 - 20:00 
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, Room 2520 - Wosk Conference Room
Presenter: Jeremy Stone, Recovery and Relief Services inc. 
Topic: Disaster Recovery and Resilience: Leadership and Planning for Livelihood Disruption? 

15 August 2019 18:00 - 20:00 
Location: TBA 
Presenter: Dr. Zafar Adeel, SFU 
Topic: Water Security in Canada, Within The Context of an Emergency or Natural Disaster 

19 September 2019 18:00 - 20:00 
Location: TBA
Presenter: Brad Galloway, Organisation for the Prevention of Violence Topic: Extremist Narratives 

17 October 2019 18:00 - 20:00 
Location: TBA
Presenter: Candyce Kelshall, 5th Generation Warfare Knowledge Centre, UK Topic: Violent Transnational Social Movements 

21 November 2019 18:00 - 20:00 
Location: TBA 
Presenter: Robert Farkasch, UBC 
Topic: What is Terrorism Today? NOTE: These topics and speakers are subject to change.
Meetings 

CASIS Vancouver meets at 1800 every third Thursday of the month.

Each meeting is divided into two sections: An expert briefing and an entirely seperate Roundtable event. 

SESSION 1 EXPERT BRIEFINGS 1800-1900 
Each meeting starts with a briefing by an expert for 45 minutes and a question and answer session follows for a further 15 minutes. The expert presents a briefing on a topic of their interest - disseminating new knowledge or examining existing knowledge on a security, intelligence or defence issue.

SESSION 2 CASE STUDY ROUNDTABLE 1920-2000 
The second part of the evening begins at 1920. The meeting is called to order and the roundtable session is convened. During the case study roundtable a member of CASIS presents a case study on a current security issue and leads off a discussion on a current security, policing, intelligence or defence issue. 

This roundtable is unique in that the audience is comprised of security practitioners, reservists, police officers, naval and other military professionals in addition to researchers at all levels of academia. Its purpose is to allow for a dialogue informed by a variety of perspectives on a current issue of concern. The reason attendance is capped is to ensure that this is a small enough group to enable a productive practitioner focused discussion. 

FOCUS GROUP QUESTION 
At the end of each session a question is asked and answers collated so that snapshots of perspectives can be captured for research and awareness. 

SURVEY 
A brief four question anonymous survey is given out at each event to allow immediate feedback. 

BRIEFING NOTES 
Briefing notes on each event are placed in the membership library subsequent to each event. Meetings are for members only and are generally held under Chatham House rules. There is limited seating and numbers are restricted. Please RSVP. Speakers include police, military, intelligence, and academic researchers involved in policy, tactical and strategic contribution. Contemporary conflict, law enforcement initatives and imperatives, and issues such as fifth generation warfare and hybrid criminal activity will be deconstructed and critically engaged with.
Ethos

The ethos behind each round table is to ask 'what if questions' as they relate to security policies and initiatives. 

The roundtable seeks to present decision makers and law enforcement with a variety of informed perspectives which critically probe the security problems presented at both the roundtable and expert briefing.

Members are encouraged to ask tough questions and dissect assumptions so that we may contribute to more robust, secure and ethically sound, security decision making. 
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