Maritime Security Strategy in Africa
The fourteenth conference in the cycle,
Africa Sessions 13
July 22nd 2021 at 18:00, (London Time).
Piracy is one of the most visible symptoms of complex system of maritime threats and challenges that, if left unaddressed, will threaten the viability of many African communities and even states: the pillaging of marine resources – especially fisheries – will have profound social and economic consequences for many years to come. Likewise, the illicit trafficking of weapons and narcotics will continue to weaken communities and states whose citizens, left with uncertain future prospects, continue to take the seas in large numbers as illigal/forced migrants.
BELL BELL EMMANUEL
Professor of International Relations
Honorary Research Fellow at Cardiff University
Director at SafeSeas, The network for maritime security research
Lucas da Silva
Commander (OF-4) PRT Navy
NSD – South HUB NATO joint Forces Command Naples
Professor and Chairman
Global and Maritime Affairs of the Maritime Academy from California State University.
Defense Security Specialist in Africa
President of the Global Strategic Platform (GSP)
Luis Bras Bernardino
University Institute of Lisbon (CEI-IUL)
Specialist in the matters of African Security and Defense
Member of the Global Strategic Platform (GSP)
Lecturer at Catholic University of Angola
Member of Global Strategic Platform (GSP)
Lecturer in Corporate Finance at the Catholic University of Angola. Member of Global Strategic Platform (GSP)
Salim Valimamade has 20 years of academic and business experience in Angola and Portugal, mainly in areas such as Banking, Education, Real Estate; Energy and financial services. Salim was Director of Executive Programs at Luanda Catholic Business School and Professor of Corporate Finance at Catholic University of Angola. He was responsible for courses such as Financial Market, Corporate Finance and Business Administration. He was also Deputy Director of the Research Center of the Catholic University of Angola and did several financial consultancy work in Angola in institutions such as the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Finance, Angola Securities Market Commission, Financial Services at KPMG and Real Estate Imogestin . He holds a Masters in Finance and Investment from the University of York.
Luis Bras Bernardino
Professor and Researcher at the Center for International Studies of the University Institute of Lisbon (CEI-IUL) Specialist in African Security and Defense. Member of Global Strategic Platform (GSP)
Luís Manuel Brás Bernardino is a Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry of the Portuguese Army, qualified with the Headquarter Course and is a member of the Board of the Military Magazine. He was Military Advisor to General CEMGFA and professor of Strategy and International Relations at the Military Academy in Lisbon. He holds a postgraduate degree in Peace and War Studies in New International Relations from the Autonomous University of Lisbon (UAL), a Master’s in Strategy from the Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences (ISCSP) of the Technical University of Lisbon and a PhD (2012) in International Relations at the same University. He is currently developing research at the Center for International Studies of the University Institute of Lisbon (CEI-IUL) in the field of international security and defense, especially on the African continent and at the CPLP. Member of the International Relations Committee of the Lisbon Geography Society, corresponding partner of the Center for Strategic Studies of Angola (CEEA), visiting professor at the Lusíada University in Angola (ULA), member of the International Political Science Association and researcher at the Research Center , Development and Innovation of the Military Academy (CINAMIL). He regularly participates in national and international seminars and regularly publishes articles in specialist journals on the subject of security and defense in Africa and the CPLP. He served as professor of Strategy and International Relations at the Military Academy in Lisbon. He currently serves in the NATO Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFCBS) in the Netherlands.
Chair California State University. President of Global Strategic Platform (GSP)
Professor and Director of the Department of Global Studies and Maritime Affairs at California State University (Maritime Academy). He is also an associate of the Corbett Center for Maritime Policy Studies, King’s College, University of London. He was Adviser on Maritime Security Abroad at the Africa Bureau, US Department of State and Academic Director of Defense Economics at the African Center for Strategic Studies at the US National Defense University. Professor Malachi’s previous appointments include: Associate Dean of International and Intercultural Studies and Professor of Government at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York; Extraordinary Associate Professor of Political Studies at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa; and a visiting professor at Stellenbosch University, also in South Africa. He has a B.A. (Honours) in Political Science from the University of Winnipeg, a Masters in Economics and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Dalhousie University, Canada. His areas of expertise include International Relations, Strategy, International Security and Maritime Security..