Online Forum 18-19 February 2021

“Post-Conflict Governance: From World War II to the 21st Century – Lessons Learned (and Relearned)”

Forum 18-19 Feb 2021

The International Forum on Peace Security & Prosperity, in association with the CDA Institute and the Italian Ministry of Defence, present

The first International Forum on Peace, Security & Prosperity on the theme of: “Post-Conflict Governance: From World War II to the 21st Century – Lessons Learned (and Relearned)”

Online Forum

Presented with simultaneous translation in French, English and Italian.

Aim: This Forum, will bring together policy makers, researchers, students, and other interested parties on the theme of “Post-Conflict Governance: From World War II to the 21st Century – Lessons Learned (and Relearned)”.

Join us for this unique event over two half-days, as our panels of distinguished experts from Canada, Italy and France discuss and debate topics of great importance.

One of our goals is to engage and interest senior high school students. Therefore, Panel 3 on Day Two will feature high school students having distinguished themselves in an essay writing contest, currently being organized through the Sicilian school system in concert by the Italian Army in Sicily.

Our moderator throughout the conference will be Professor Emanuele Sica, PhD, Department of History, Royal Military College of Canada.

Prof. Emanuele Sica

Emanuele Sica is an Assistant professor at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario, where he teaches military history, European history and strategic studies. A specialist in Italian military history in the 20th century, he published Mussolini’s Army in the French Riviera (University of Illinois Press, 2016; for the Italian version Soldati francesi sulla Riviera francese: l’occupazione italiana della Francia, 1940-1943, Rodorigo Editore 2018). He also co-directed Italy and the Second World War, Alternative Perspectives (Brill Publishing, 2018) with Richard Carrier. His work focuses on the occupations of the Axis during the Second World War, the air power in Italy and the Italian war effort during the First World War.

OUR PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

FORUM PROGRAMME

Note: Timings are shown as Eastern Standard Time in Canada (GMT-5), with Italian timings in parentheses (GMT+1).

09:30 – 09:35 (15:30 – 15:35)

Forum Begins

Moderator: Prof. Emanuele Sica, Royal Military College of Canada

09:35 – 09:50 (15:35 – 15:50)

Welcome and overview of the International Forum on Peace, Security, & Prosperity

President: Mr. Steve Gregory, Honorary Colonel, 2nd Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

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09:50 – 10:50 (15:50 – 16:50)

Panel 1:  Historical Experience – Allied Military Government of Occupied Territories in Sicily, 1943

Chair: Prof. Andrea Ungari, PhD, Professor of Contemporary History, Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi

Panellists:

  • Representing Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean, Canadian Armed Forces : Dr Luc Lépine, Department of History
  • Officer Cadet Cameron Pinto, Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean
  • Italian Military Historian:  Magg. Emanuele Di Muro – Army Historical Office
  • Representing the Italian Army Academy: 
    – Prof. Marco Di Giovanni
    – Docente dedicato di Storia Militare,
    Magg. g. (gua.) Salvatore Milana
    “Project Officer”, S.Ten. f. Gabriele Cioffi
    – Partecipante 199° Corso,
    S.Ten. c. Claudio Leone
    – Partecipante 199° Corso

10:50-11:00 (16:50 – 17:00)

Break

11:00 – 12:00 (17:00 – 18:00)

Panel 2:  Contemporary Experience – Creating the Conditions for Peace, Security & Prosperity in Afghanistan, 2001 to Now

Chair: Brigadier General (Ret’d) Richard Giguère, Senior Fellow, École supérieure d’études internationales, Université Laval, President, Institut militaire de Québec, former Commandant, Canadian Forces College, Toronto

Panellists:

  • Dr. Stéfanie von Hlatky, Queen’s University
  • Colonel Richard Garon, Canadian Army
  • Italian Military Historian, Prof. Gastone Breccia, University of Pavia
  • Representing the Italian Naval Academy:
  • Prof. Marco Gemignani – Docente di Storia dell’Accademia Navale
  • Capitano di Corvetta Giuseppe Lucafo, Comandante al corso ESPERIA
  • All.vo 2nd cl. Serena Albrizio
  • All.vo 2nd cl. Antonio Giovanni Caprino

12:00 – 12:15 (18:00 – 18:15)

Summary of Day One

Moderator: Prof. Emanuele Sica, RMC of Canada

09:30 – 09:45 (15:30 – 15:45)

Introduction to Day Two

Moderator: Prof. Emanuele Sica, Royal Military College of Canada

09:45 – 10:45 (15:45 – 16:45)

Panel 3: Presentations by finalists in Student Essay Contest

Chair: Lt Col Carlo Uberto Massimo, Italian Army

10:45 – 11:00 (16:45 – 17:00)

Break

11:00-12:00 (17:00 – 18:00)

Panel 4:  What Role for Peacekeeping in Post-Conflict Governance?

Chair: Prof. Bruno Charbonneau, PhD, Associate Professor, Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean

Panellists:

  • Dr. Sarah-Myriam Martin-Brûlé, Bishop’s University
  • Major General Jean Baillaud, France
  • Officer Cadet Theresa Lind, Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean
  • Italian Military Historian: Prof. Settimio Stallone
  • Representing the Italian Airforce Academy : Lt.Col. Dario De Dominicis, AUP De Rossi Riccardo, AUA Manca Andrea

12:00 – 12:15 (18:00 – 18:15)

Announcement of winners of Student Contest

Chair: Lt Col Carlo Uberto Massimo, Italian Army

12:15 – 12:30 (18:15 – 18:30)

Conclusion and Closing Remarks

President: Mr. Steve Gregory, Honorary Colonel, 2nd Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

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Contact: Richard Martin, Richard.martin@alcera.ca, (514) 453-3993