06-07 September 2007

“Non-State Actors Threat to Maritime Economy, Environment and Security”

An International Maritime Conference and Workshop (IMCW07) were convened at the Centre from of 6 to 7 September 2007. This conference addressed the “Non-state actors threat to maritime economy, environment and security” and comprised of series of presentations from key agencies including case studies by representatives from the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and UK Maritime and Military Intervention Cell (MAMIC) followed by discussions focused on the topic. Admiral Sir Jonathan Band First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, UK graced the event as Chief Guest. The hallmark of this conference was the talk by famous maritime scholar Prof Geoffrey Till. The Workshop engaged representatives from various stakeholders/ agencies in simulated real time threat scenarios to develop a policy proposal for a coordinated response to threats identified during conference. This conference and workshop paved the way for new strategies for collaboration against non-state actors’ threat.

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