Past event

Research Event

Somali Piracy: Alternative Approaches and Solutions

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme, African Maritime Security

Participants

Professor Abdi Ismail Samatar, Chair, Geography Department, University of Minnesota

Overview

THIS EVENT IS FULL AND REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Piracy off the coast of Somalia continues to be a major concern for the international community. Many countries are engaged in operations to curb piratical activity. Professor Samatar will argue that in order to meet real and lasting success, there needs to be a greater awareness of the conditions which have facilitated the rise of piracy in the region, and of the internal workings of pirate networks. He will present an alternative strategy for the containment and elimination of piracy.

Professor Abdi Ismail Samatar chairs the University of Minnesota's Geography Department and has worked widely on development, social capital and ethnicity in the Horn of Africa. He was a Fulbright scholar in Ethiopia and Botswana and previously served as an advisor to South Africa's Human Sciences Research Council.