Nigerian special forces sail to intercept pirates during a joint exercise between Nigerian and Moroccan naval personels as part of Obangame Express, a multinational maritime exercise involving 33 countries off the coast of Lagos on March 20, 2019. - Thirty-three countries are participating in Obangame Express, a multinational maritime exercise sponsored by the United States Africa Command to test multinational maritime forces in a broad range of operations to increase capability and capacity to respond, check piracy, illicit trafficking, and other maritime threats in the Gulf of Guinea. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP) (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images)

Dear All,

I would like to inform you that The Dartmouth Centre for Sea Power and Strategy at University of Plymouth will organise a webinar on the 2nd November (1600-1730 UK time) on Combating Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea: Lessons from the Horn of Africa Experience.

Professor James Bergeron (Honorary Professor at University of Plymouth and Political Advisor to Commander, Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM)) will provide us with a brief presentation on contemporary piracy while Mina Vlachandrea ( first civilian to receive an MA scholarship from Hellenic War Risks and HSE Manager, Alison Management Corp) will present some key findings from her MA thesis in Applied Strategy and International Security on:  Why is NATO naval military intervention crucial for the protection of merchant ships against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. A Q&A session will follow the presentations.

I look forward to ‘seeing’ you on the 2nd November.


Fotios Moustakis is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Dr Fotios Moustakis (MA Hons, MSc, PhD, PGCAP, FHEA)

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