Conference

A New Era in Maritime Security?

Risks, rules and responsibilities

22 Oct 2012 - 09:30 to 23 Oct 2012 - 17:00

Chatham House, London

In a world of shifting powers and newly emboldened non-state actors, this conference will assess current economic, security and political risks to international maritime security, and consider how these may play out in the future.

Senior international policy-makers, representatives from the private sector and expert opinion-formers will discuss how maritime security can be ensured, and consider the future balance between public and private sector roles in ensuring continued peace and security at sea.

  • What policies must be established to avoid confrontation over the sea?
  • How will growing territorial claims and disputes over the global commons of the high seas be resolved?
  • How should the international community manage current threats to maritime security – smuggling, terror, piracy?
  • Can the private sector take over some of the state’s roles in ensuring maritime security?



Suggested Twitter hashtag: #CHMaritime

  • Vice Admiral John Miller

    • Commander US Naval Forces Central Command, Commander FIFTH Fleet
  • Stephen Askins

    • Partner
  • Paul A Berkman

    • Fulbright Distinguished Scholar and Research Professor
  • Peter Cook

    • Founder
  • Jonathan Davies

    • Company Security Officer
  • Bernie de Haldevang

    • Head of International Financial and Professional Lines
  • Edward Gough

    • Chief Scientist
  • Adrian Kendry

    • Senior Defence Economist and Head Defence and Security Economics Political Affairs and Security Policy Division
  • Dr Patricia Lewis

    • Research Director, International Security
  • Professor Anatol Lieven

    • Department of War Studies
  • Andrew Lambert

    • Laughton Professor of Naval History, Department of War Studies
  • Alistair McDonnell

    • Principal Marine Officer, International Fisheries Trade & Enforcement
  • Walter Russell Mead

    • James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities
  • Donald R Rothwell

    • Professor of International Law, ANU College of Law
  • Chris Sanderson MBE

    • Chairman
  • Professor Paul Stevens

    • Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resource Governance
  • Dr Karen Sumser-Lupson

    • Commissioner and Chairman, African Maritime Safety Agency and International Relations, Marine/Maritime Project Manager
  • Commodore R Seshadri Vasan IN (Retd)

    • Head, Strategy and Security Studies
  • Admiral Sir George Zambellas, KCB, DSC

    • Fleet Commander, Royal Navy and
  • Jonathan Wood

    • Associate Director, Global Analysis

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Venue

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Conference Unit
Chatham House
10 St James's Square
London
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UK

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Accommodation

Although we cannot book accommodation for delegates, we have arranged a reduced rate at some nearby hotels, where you can book your own accommodation. Please inform the hotel that you will be attending a conference at Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs) to qualify for the Institute's reduced rate.

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DAY ONE – Monday 22 October 2012
09.30

Chair    Patricia Lewis
Director of International Security
Chatham House

Opening comments from the Chair

Session One
Maritime Security in a Time of Shifting Power   

  • Does international maritime security depend on US military dominance?
  • How might the rise of new powers affect this?
  • Does the new powers’ common interest in free-flowing trade outweigh their competition over territory, maritime resources and national security?
  • Does multilateral action offer a replacement for the US security guarantee? Are we moving towards a new global maritime order? 
  • What are the legal implications of unresolved territorial disputes and what dispute resolution options are available? What is the role of multilateral institutions: UN, ASEAN, OAS?

Keynote Address (on the record)

Vice Admiral John Miller
Commander US Naval Forces Central Command
Commander FIFTH Fleet, Commander Combined Maritime Forces

Speakers

Commodore RS Vasan IN (Retd)
Head, Strategy and Security Studies
Center for Asia Studies, Chennai

Donald R Rothwell
Professor of International Law, ANU College of Law
The Australian National University

Questions and discussion

11.00 - 11.30 Refreshments


Session Two
The Maritime Economy: Legal and illegal activities at sea

The sea in the global economy

  • trends in international maritime trade (volume, content, value)
  • energy flows (new demand, new sources, pipelines vs shipping)
  • offshore resources: energy, fishing, tourism
  • the value of the  maritime economy as a driver of growth in developed and developing economies
  • Disputes in the global commons of the high seas (fishing, mineral rights)
  • Threats from the sea: war, illegal migration, terror
  • Where are the sources of political risk (state action, instability, crime, terror)?

Chair  
Bernie de Haldevang
Head of International Financial & Professional Lines
Aspen Insurance

Professor Paul Stevens
Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resource Governance
Chatham House

Alistair McDonnell
Principal Marine Officer, International Fisheries Trade & Enforcement
Marine Management Organisation

Jonathan Davies
Company Security Officer
Maersk Line

Paul Arthur Berkman
Fulbright Distinguished Scholar and Research Professor
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
University of California

Questions and discussion


Session Three
Situational Awareness: Is enough known about what is going on at sea?

Chair    Bernie de Haldevang

Keynote Address

  • What are the implications of the growing importance of the maritime domain?
    How can maritime forces be better focused and more effective in delivering maritime security?


Admiral Sir George Zambellas, KCB, DSC (on the record)
Fleet Commander, Royal Navy and Commander Allied Maritime Command, Northwood

13.25 - 14.25    Lunch

  • What is the economic impact of threats at sea?  How can it be measured?


Chair    Adrian Kendry
Senior Defence Economist and Head Defence and Security Economics Political Affairs and Security Policy Division
NATO


Remarks from the Chair

 Responses

  • Cross-border cooperation in maritime surveillance
  • How can new technological approaches for sea-space management  help with situational awareness
  • What information sources are available to reliably help with situational awareness and risk assessment? How can quality of information issues be adequately addressed?
  • Responses to new challenges: how does this work in practice?


Dr Karen Sumser-Lupson
Commissioner and Chairman, African Maritime Safety and
Security Agency and International Relations, Marine/Maritime Project Manager, Plymouth University

Edward C Gough
Chief Scientist
NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC)

Jonathan Wood
Associate Director, Global Analysis
Control Risks


Refreshments

Questions and discussion

16.40 End of day one and drinks reception

 

DAY TWO Tuesday 23 October 2012
09.30

Session Four
How will future international security be affected by the use and control of the sea?

Moderated conversation:
How will future international security be affected by the use and control of the sea?

Chair   
Professor Anatol Lieven
Department of War Studies
Kings College London

Walter Russell Mead
James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities
Bard College

In conversation with

Andrew Lambert
Laughton Professor of Naval History, Department of War Studies
King's College London


Refreshments

Session Five
Freedom of the Seas: A future policy agenda

  • Do the users of the sea want more or less action from:
    -    states?
    -    international organizations?
    -    the private sector?
  • Can the private sector take over some of the state’s roles, including in security?
  • What policies are needed to avoid confrontation over the sea? What can be done to ensure they are followed?
  • How should international regulation change?

Chair   
Chris Sanderson MBE
Chairman
The Security in Complex Environments Group

Peter Hinchliffe OBE
Secretary General,
International Chamber of Shipping & International Shipping Federation

Donald R Rothwell
Professor of International Law, ANU College of Law
The Australian National University

Commodore RS Vasan IN (Retd)
Head, Strategy and Security Studies
Center for Asia Studies, Chennai

Peter Cook
Founder
Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI)

Stephen Askins
Partner
Ince & Co


Questions and discussion


12.45 Lunch and end of conference

 

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