An International Research Symposium organised by the Institute for Security Studies, Addis Ababa jointly with the NATO Defense College (NDC) Research Division with the support of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ethiopia
With its decision to implement UN Security Council Resolution 1973 to protect civilian populations in Libya, NATO`s contributions to peace enforcement have attracted top-level debates, discussions, consultations and even resentments concerning the role of NATO in conflict resolution in Africa. The ISS in partnership with the NDC will bring together leading experts and scholars from Africa and beyond to analyze and discuss with senior policy makers, civil society and the research community, the future of the AU-NATO collaboration in the field of peace and security. ISS believes that some important issues should be addressed through evidence-based research and policy debate.
The aim is to provide a platform to experts, academics, officials and policy-makers to present their views and analysis. By so doing, such an event may facilitate the finding for new perspectives and, clarify differences and misconceptions that may occur among people, organizations and states. Further, it is important to study the possibilities for a continuous dialogue between different protagonists and investigate past and current AU-NATO collaboration such as on peacekeeping in Somalia and maritime security and explore future partnerships on mutual respect of each other`s mandate.
- Professor Bola A. Akinterinwa, Director-General, Nigerian Institute for International Affairs
- Lieutenant-General Arne BàƒÂ¥rd DALHAUG, Commandant, NDC
- Professor Christopher COKER, London School of Economics
Acting Programme Administrator, ISS-CPRA,
Addis Ababa Office
P.O. Box 2329, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: +251-11 5156320/67/98
Fax: +251-11 5156449
Mr. Eugenio MENGARINI
NATO Defense College
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