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Appointed Research Fellow at SIGLA, Stellenbosch University

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I have been appointed Research Fellow with the Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa (SIGLA) by Stellenbosch University. The purpose of this research fellowship is “to improve strategic ties between institutions, but more importantly between researchers in their respective fields”. I will be closely working with colleagues at SIGLA and the Military Academy […]

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10-04-2017: Call for papers: Academic Council of the United Nations System – Annual Meeting – Seoul

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Annual Meeting of the Academic Council of the United Nations System Revitalizing the United Nations for Human Rights, Peace and Development Seoul, 15 – 17 June, 2017 2017 will see a new UN Secretary-General taking office on the 38th Floor at UN Headquarters, following the end of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s second term. The new SG will […]

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24-05-2017: Inception Workshop, Newton Fund Institutional Links project

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The project investigates and develops the role of Indonesian fishing communities in the governance of Indonesia’s maritime domain. In particular, it addresses illegal and unsustainable fishing which causes  security and livelihood threats. Illegal fishing amounts to an estimated annual loss of 20 billion USD for Indonesia. Consequently,  the socio-economic stability of local fishing communities is most affected. […]

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14-06-2017: BISA Conference Brighton, panel on Ocean Governance, Maritime Security and International Law

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2017, June 14 – 16: BISA Conference Brighton  Session 3: Wednesday 1330-1500    Ocean Governance, Maritime Security and International Law Rachel Kerr  Convener & Chair King’s College London Steven Haines  Discussant University of Greenwich Umut Yuksel Under Pressure: Time to Revamp the Law of the Sea Regime? Graduate Institute Geneva Math Noortmann Regulating and Enforcing Maritime Security: Rethinking the […]

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Transnational Security Governance

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The question whether there is a role for private military and security companies in transnational security governance is a pertinent one.  While we are used to and accept that national airports and harbours, supermarkets and malls, money transports and banks are secured by employees of bigger and smaller security compagnies, we shy away from the […]

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PaCCS maritime crime project: first focus groups major success

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Over the course of two days my colleagues Juliette Koning (Oxford Brookes University) Ioannis Chapsos (Coventry University),  Pete Munro (IOM) and I (from left to right) conducted two focus groups with representatives of five different fishing communities and six different law anforcement agencies in Indonesia. Using collages as a new and innovative methodological tool to collect […]