GLOBAL SECURITY FORUM

October 12–14, 2021

Cooperation or Competition?

Changing Dynamics of Global Security

The Global Security Forum (GSF), will take place from October 12–14, 2021, in Doha, Qatar. GSF 2021 is currently planned as a hybrid event: partially virtual and partially taking place in-person in Doha. However, should the need arise, format details may be adapted in line with the evolving impact of COVID-19 on events and gatherings.

2021/10/12 08:30:00

GLOBAL SECURITY FORUM
October 12–14, 2021

Cooperation or Competition?

Changing Dynamics of Global Security

The Global Security Forum (GSF), will take place from October 12–14, 2021, in Doha, Qatar. GSF 2021 is currently planned as a hybrid event: partially virtual and partially taking place in-person in Doha. However, should the need arise, format details may be adapted in line with the evolving impact of COVID-19 on events and gatherings.

OPENING CEREMONY

H.E. SHEIKH KHALID BIN KHALIFA
BIN ABDULAZIZ AL THANI

Prime Minister and Minister of Interior
State of Qatar

KEY SPEAKERS

H.E. PAUL KAGAME

President of the Republic of Rwanda

HON. SECRETARY ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS

Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
United States

H.E. KOSTAS TSIARAS

Minister of Justice
Greece

RT HON. DAMIAN HINDS MP

Minister of State, Minister for Security and Borders
United Kingdom

H.E. SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN ABDULRAHMAN AL-THANI

Deputy Prime Minister
and Minister of Foreign Affairs
State of Qatar

H.E. TEO CHEE HEAN

Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security
Republic of Singapore

HON. SHEIKH IMRAN ABDULLA

Minister of Home Affairs
Republic of Maldives

MR. KARIM A. A. KHAN QC

Prosecutor
International Criminal Court (ICC)

OPENING CEREMONY

H.E. SHEIKH KHALID BIN KHALIFA
BIN ABDULAZIZ AL THANI

Prime Minister and Minister of Interior
State of Qatar

KEY SPEAKERS

H.E. PAUL KAGAME

President of the Republic of Rwanda

H.E. SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN ABDULRAHMAN AL-THANI

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs
State of Qatar

HON. SECRETARY ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS

Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
United States

H.E. TEO CHEE HEAN

Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security
Republic of Singapore

H.E. KOSTAS TSIARAS

Minister of Justice
Greece

HONOURABLE SHEIKH IMRAN ABDULLA

Minister of Home Affairs
Maldives

RT HON. DAMIAN HINDS MP

Minister of State, Minister for Security and Borders
United Kingdom

MR. KARIM A. A. KHAN QC

Prosecutor
International Criminal Court (ICC)

PARTICIPANTS

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Director General Ahmed Rufai Abubakar

National Intelligence Agency
Nigeria

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Dr. Fatima Akilu

Executive Director
Neem Foundation

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Mr. Jeppe Albers

Executive Director
Nordic Safe Cities

null

Commissioner General Boy Rafli Amar

Head of the National Counter
Terrorism Agency
Indonesia

null

Dr. Majed Al Ansari

President
Qatar International Academy for Security Studies (QIASS)

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Mr. Kevin Baron

Founding Executive Editor
Defense One

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Mr. Bryan Bender

Senior National Correspondent
Politico

null

Mr. Peter Bergen

Vice President for Global
Studies and Fellows
New America

null

Dr. Karima Bennoune

United Nations Special Rapporteur
in Cultural Rights

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AMB. Umej Bhatia

Permanent Representative to the United
Nations Offices in Geneva and Vienna
Singapore

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Mr. Jason M. Blazakis

Senior Research Fellow
The Soufan Center

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Ms. Laila Bokhari

Former Deputy Minister/State Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office and Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Norway

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Mr. John Brennan

Former Director of the
Central Intelligence Agency
United States

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Dr. Colin P. Clarke

Director of Policy and Research
The Soufan Group

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Mr. Steve Clemons

Editor-at-Large
The Hill

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Ms. Michele Coninsx

Assistant Secretary-General
Executive Director
United Nations Counter- Terrorism
Committee Executive Directorate

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Col. Chris Costa (RET)

Former Special Assistant to the President & Senior Director for Counterterrorism
Executive Director
International Spy Museum

null

Senator Joseph Donnelly

Former United States Senator
from Indiana
United States

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Ms. Josie Ensor

US Correspondent
The Telegraph

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Amb. Edmund Fitton-Brown

Coordinator
United Nations Analytical Support and
Sanctions Monitoring Team

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Mr. Dexter Filkins

Journalist and Author
The New Yorker

null

Dr. Audrey Kurth Cronin

Director of the Center for Security,
Innovation & New Technology
American University

null

Ms. Naureen Chowdhury Fink

Executive Director
The Soufan Center

null

Mr. Joshua Geltzer

Deputy Assistant to the President
& Deputy Homeland Security Advisor
National Security Council
United States

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Mr. Bobby Ghosh

Editor
Bloomberg

null

Mr. Alex Gibney

Award-Winning Director

null

Mr. John Godfrey

Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Acting Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, Department of State Bureau of Counterterrorism
United States

null

Ms. Karen J. Greenberg

Director
Fordham Law’s
Center on National Security

 

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Commissioner Mohamed Hameed

Commissioner of Police
Maldives

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Dr. Ahmad M. Hasnah

President
Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Member of Qatar Foundation

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Dr. Bruce Hoffman

Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism & Homeland Security
Council on Foreign Relations

null

Ms. Dina Hussein

Counterterrorism and Dangerous
Organisations Policy Head for EMEA
Facebook

null

Prince Zeid Al Hussein

President and CEO
International Peace Institute (IPI)

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Mr. Michael Isikoff

Chief Investigative Correspondent
Yahoo News

null

Dr. Shashi Jayakumar

Senior Fellow and Head Centre of Excellence for National Security
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)

null

Dr. Marc Owen Jones

Assistant Professor
Hamad bin Khalifa University

null

AMB. Bilahari Kausikan

Former Permanent Secretary of
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Singapore

null

Mr. Gilles de Kerchove

Former Counter-Terrorism Coordinator
Council of the European Union

null

Ms. Deeyah Khan

Filmmaker and Founder
of Fuuse

null

Mr. Rami G. Khouri

Director of Global Engagement, Adjunct Professor of Journalism, and Journalist-in-Residence American University of Beirut

null

Mr. Ioannis Koskina

Senior Fellow
International Security Program
New America

null

Mr. Qudus Malik, Esq

Executive Director
Global Lawyers for Refugees

null

Mr. Michael G. Masters

President
The Soufan Center

null

Mr. Mark Mazzetti

Washington Investigative Correspondent
The New York Times

null

Mr. Saad Mohseni

Co-Founder & Chairman
Moby Group

null

Mr. Omar Mohammed

Host, “Mosul and the Islamic State” Podcast Series
Lecturer, Sciences Po University

null

Dr. Asfandyar Mir

Postdoctoral Fellow
Stanford Center for International
Security and Cooperation

null

Ms. Maya Mirchandani

Senior Fellow
Observer Research
Foundation

null

Dr. Ahmad El-Muhammady

Associate Fellow at the International
Centre for Counter-Terrorism
The Hague

null

H.E. Geraldine Byrne Nason

Permanent Representative
to the United Nations
Ireland

null

Dr. Peter Neumann

Professor
King's College London

null

Amb. Jacqueline O'Neill

Ambassador for Women, Peace and Security
Canada

null

Dr. Oluwole Ojewale

ENACT Regional Organised Crime
Observatory Coordinator, Institute for Security Studies
Senegal

null

Ms. Irene Poetranto

Senior Research Officer
The Citizen Lab

null

Mr. Matthew Pottinger

Former Deputy National Security Adviser
United States

null

Mr. Mark Power

Deputy Ambassador
British Embassy Israel
United Kingdom Foreign Office

null

The Right Honourable Mark Pritchard MP

Member of Parliament
United Kingdom

null

H.E. Dr. Mutlaq Bin Majed Al Qahtani

Special Envoy Of The Foreign Minister Of The State Of Qatar For Counterterrorism And Mediation Of Conflict Resolution
State of Qatar

null

Mr. Nicholas J. Rasmussen

Executive Director
Global Internet Forum to Counter
Terrorism (GIFCT)

null

Dr. Kacper Rekawek

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Oslo Center for Research
on Extremism (C-REX)

null

Ms. Vidhya Ramalingam

CEO and Founder
Moonshot

null

Mr. Eric Rosand

Senior Associate Fellow
Royal United Services Institute

null

Mr. Max Rose

Former Congressman
from New York
United States

null

Mr. Irfan Saeed

Acting Deputy Coordinator, Department
of State Bureau of Counterterrorism
United States

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Ms. May Salem

Program Manager, DDR & Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism, The Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution

null

AMB. Nathan Sales

Former Under Secretary for Civilian Security,
Democracy, and Human Rights (acting), Department of State
United States

null

Mr. David Scharia

Chief of Branch
United Nations Counter-Terrorism
Committee Executive Directorate (CTED)

null

Mr. Zachary Schwitzky

Founder & CEO
Limbik

null

Dr. W.P.S. Sidhu

Professor
Center for Global Affairs, School of Professional Studies
New York University

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Mr. Mohamed Sinan Siyech

, Associate Fellow
Observer Research Foundation

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Mr. Charles Spencer

Assistant Director of the International Operations Division,
Federal Bureau of Investigation
United States

null

Ms. Meredith Stricker

Senior Fellow
The Soufan Center

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H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi

Secretary General of the Supreme
Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC)
State of Qatar

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Dr. Gina Vale

Senior Research Fellow, International Center
for the Study on Radicalisation (ICSR)

null

Mr. Ali Velshi

Host of “Velshi”
MSNBC

null

Ms. Lori Wachs

Partner
Springboard Growth Capital

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Mr. David Wells

Head of Research and Analysis, United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED)

null

Dr. Tim Wilson

Trustee
Airey Neave Trust

null

Mr. Lawrence Wright

Author & Staff Writer
The New Yorker

null

Ms. Robin Wright

Columnist
The New Yorker

ORGANIZERS

PARTNERS

OFFICIAL CARRIER

LOCATION

Doha, Qatar

✆ +974 4485 4444

LOCATION

Sheraton Grand Doha
Resort & Convention Hotel

✆ +974 4485 4444

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