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Conferences - April 08, 2014

Organized Crime and Conflict in the Sahel-Maghreb Focus of 2014 NY Seminar

Criminal networks are flourishing in regions of the world that suffer from conflict and weak institutions, and, as part of global market forces, they are undermining stability and human security at large. On April 8th, IPI hosted its annual New York seminar that examined the complexity and multifaceted nature of the threats posed by transnational organized crime  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - December 14, 2012

Anne Wu: Empowering Youth in Countering Violent Extremism

“Young combatants are more likely to lay down their weapons if they are provided with the proper opportunities to survive in society,” said Anne Wu, Special Political Adviser at the Office of the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF). “So creating employment opportunities would be a potentially effective tool to prevent conflict and counter radicalization.”  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - December 10, 2012

Huggins: Positive Trends in Combating Piracy “Fragile and Reversible”

“Recent positive trends are fragile and reversible,” said Jon Huggins, Director of Oceans Beyond Piracy, on December 10, 2012, at an event entitled “A Sustainable Solution to Somali Piracy.”  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - June 27, 2012

IAEA’s Mrabit: “Better to Prevent Than Mitigate”

“Our cooperation approach with states is global and systematic; together with states we do not want to wait until a disaster occurs,” Khammar Mrabit, Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Office of Nuclear Security, told an IPI lunchtime forum on June 27, 2012.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 26, 2012

Understanding Organized Crime

On June 26, which is UN International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, IPI Vienna officially launched a new publication entitled, "Spotting the Spoilers: A Guide to Analyzing Organized Crime in Fragile States."  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 03, 2012

Shachtman: Cyber Threats Akin to South Bronx, Not Pearl Harbor

“There’s not a danger of a cyber Pearl Harbor… it’s more like the South Bronx circa 1999, where there’s a danger that it becomes such a tough neighborhood that no one wants to set up shop there and people move out,” Noah Shachtman, editor of the Danger Room blog at Wired magazine and non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution, told an IPI audience at a panel on cyber security on May 3, 2011. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 20, 2012

The Importance of Tracking Arms Transfers

“The largest volume of [arms] transfers have gone to Asia and Oceania, followed by Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, and Africa, during this last five-year period,” Paul Holtom, Director of the Arms Transfer Program at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), told an IPI lunchtime panel on March 20, 2012.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - January 10, 2012

Cybercrime: “We All Have to Start Learning About This Problem”

Addressing a Beyond the Headlines event at IPI on January 10th, Misha Glenny, author of DarkMarket: Cyberthieves, Cybercops and You, said that cybercrime had now become a widespread concern affecting everyone, and he warned the overflow audience of the dangers of ignoring it.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - November 18, 2011

Prevent Piracy At All Costs Says Freed Ship Master

“We have to prevent hijacking of ships at all costs,” Mahadeo Makane, himself a victim of such an attack, told an IPI audience on November 18th.

Mr. Makane, the former Master of the ship Marida Marguerite, spoke on the treatment by pirates of hostages, recounting his own horrific experience, when his ship was captured and he was kept chained and in isolation for twenty-one days.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - November 10, 2011

New CTITF Report on Biological and Chemical Threats Launched at IPI

“The governments of the world are facing a very daunting challenge in asymmetric warfare,” said Robert Orr, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Strategic Planning and Chair of the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF) at an event at IPI on November 10th. “The threat of terrorism in one that is very real; it affects everyone around the globe, and those asymmetries are really something that we can only address through broad international cooperation.”  

 
 

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