This event is the first of two witness seminars that will revisit issues relating to policing modern piracy through the recollections of those who were closely involved to record their oral histories.
The focus of this seminar will be on the international policing of and responses to modern day piracy and ship hijacking including Somalian and Malay pirates in the Gulf and Indian Ocean.
A small panel of witnesses will briefly introduce themselves and comment on their professional role and understanding of the topic and its relevance. They will be asked a number of questions to initiate a discussion highlighting different perspectives and experiences.
The session is then thrown open to the invited audience for comment, further questions or brief relevant testimony to extend the discussion. The seminar will be recorded and transcribed to add a valuable dimension to historical and broader academic debate contributing an important resource for scholars and for policymakers.
Speakers include international negotiators and security experts and representatives from the UK's Joint Forces HQ.
The event is open to the public - please confirm attendance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is hosted in association with Dr Michael Kandiah, Co-director of the Institute of Contemporary British History Witness Seminar Programme, Kings College London.
We are grateful to Terra Firma Risk Management for providing essential advice and support to businesses, private individuals, governments and aid organisations worldwide.
- Policing Piracy 2: Modern Smuggling and Piracy in the South West Witness Seminar (9 September, 13:00 - 15:00)
- Piracy and Plymouth: Privateering, Profiting and Policing (presentations and hands-on activities) (12 September, 10:00 - 16:00)