The Global Fight against Maritime Piracy – Learning Lessons from Somalia

Howe Lecture Theatre, Queen Anne Court, Greenwich Campus of Greenwich University, London, Wednesday, 17th April 2013

Global Policy event with the Greenwich Maritime Institute to celebrate the launch of the forthcoming special section on Contemporary Maritime Piracy, edited by Christian Bueger.

The fight against maritime piracy remains a crucial global challenge. Current incident numbers indicate that piracy in Eastern African waters is in decline and that the measures taken by the international community and the shipping industry have been effective. Yet, the global fight against piracy is not won. Questions have to be addressed how piracy can be contained and prevented in the long run, beyond the engagement of international naval forces. What are the lessons learned from our experience with Somali piracy? What help can be expected from development aid? How can state building assist maritime security? What role should navies have in ensuring good order at sea? What contributions can the transport industry make to prevent and contain piracy? What types of global and regional governance institutions will be required to prevent further outbreaks of piracy? The authors and panellists will address these and other questions based on their practical and academic expertise.

Confirmed panellists include Professor Christopher Bellamy, (Director of the Greenwich Maritime Institute) Dr Christian Bueger (Cardiff University), Dr Douglas Guilfoyle (University College London), Dr Axel Klein (University of Kent), Dr Anja Shortland (Brunel University), as well as representatives from the maritime security sector.

The seminar will take place on April 17th from 18.00-20.00 in the Howe Lecture Theatre, Queen Anne Court, Greenwich Campus of Greenwich University.

The event is free to attend and hosted by the Greenwich Maritime Institute. The event is sponsored by:



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