The Permanent Joint Board on Defence (PJBD): How Permanent and Joint? (PDF)

On 17 January 2020, 17 panelists and 65 participants considered the past, present and future of the Permanent Joint Board on Defence (PJBD) at Johns Hopkins University in Washington D.C.  Sponsored by the North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network (via a DND MINDS grant), Johns Hopkins School of Advanced and International Studies, the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Defence and Security Studies, Defence and Security Foresight Group and the Canadian Defence and Security Network, the goal of the workshop was two-fold. The first was to provide policy relevant advice to the current co-chairs given the rise in great power competition. The second was to celebrate 80 years of this extraordinary binational advisory board.