International Conference on Security Challenges and Response Strategies: Maghreb and the Sahel Regions

International Conference on Security Challenges and Response Strategies: Maghreb and the Sahel Regions

Maghrebi officials, US, and international experts assess the security situation in North Africa and the Sahel region, and debate the response strategies adopted at national, regional and international levels.

Date: 

Thursday, May 31, 2007
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: 

National Press Club
Holeman Lounge, 529 14th Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20045

Co-Sponsors:

  • The Maghreb Center
  • The International Center for Terrorism Studies (Potomac Institute for Policy Studies)
  • The Inter-University Center for Legal Studies (International Law Institute)

PROGRAM      

9:00 AM

Opening Remarks:

  • Michael Swetnam, Chairman and CEO Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
  • Nejib Ayachi, President, Maghreb Center

Co-Chair:

  • Professor Yonah Alexander, Director, International Center for Terrorism Studies
  • Professor Edgar H. Brenner, Co-Director, Inter-University Center for Legal Studies

9:10-11:00 AM

Session I: Threat Assessments: Propaganda, Terrorism, and Insurgency

  • Major General Abdeljebbar Azzaoui, Kingdom of Morocco
  • Brigadier General Michael D. Jones, Deputy Director for Politico-Military Affairs, Middle East, U.S. Army
  • Professor Lawrence R. Velte, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University
  • Watch Video (on C-SPAN site)

11:00-11:15 AM: Coffee Break

11:15 AM-1:15 PM:

Session II: Response Strategies: National, Regional, and Global

  • Ambassador Amine Kherbi, Embassy of Algeria
  • Ambassador Javier Ruperez, Executive Director of the Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate, United Nations
  • Ambassador Aziz Mekouar, Embassy of Morocco
  • Watch Video (on C-SPAN site)
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