On 21 November 2013, I participated in the “Future of North America” roundtable. This event was organized by the Center for a Secure Free Society (SFS) and held at the Albany Club in Toronto. The roundtable focused on immigration and security threats to Canada as a result of greater integration between Iran and the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA), Latin America’s socialist bloc.
Co-participants at the event included: Roger Pardo Maurer, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Western Hemisphere (2001-2006); J.D. Gordon, retired Navy Commander and former Pentagon Spokesman who served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (2005-2009); Joseph M. Humire, SFS Executive Director and advisor to various U.S. government agencies on asymmetric threats in the Western Hemisphere; Candice Malcolm, Ontario Director at the Canadian Taxpayers Federation and former press secretary to the federal immigration minister in Ottawa; and Fernando D. Menéndez, co-founder of the Cordoba Group International and principal economist and commentator for Trending Central.
With Fernando D. Menéndez, I co-authored a paper based on the roundtable, which will be published in 2014 by SFS.