Next week NATO will hold its summit in Newport, Wales. To complement the summit agenda Cardiff University is hosting a major conference on the future of NATO. The conference taking place on the 2nd of September will feature panels on maritime security, cyber security, smart defense and the future of the transatlantic partnership. Stephen Krasner (Stanford University) will deliver the academic keynote address and Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, Deputy Secretary General, of NATO will provide his insights on the future of NATO as the policy keynote. The full program is available here.
At the conference I will present the outcomes of my research on counter-piracy. Drawing on an article forthcoming with Global Affairs, I will ask what the lessons of piracy are for future maritime security governance.