SafeSeas Principal Investigator Prof Christian Bueger and Project Research Associate Dr Robert McCabe will both attend the 11th Pan-European Conference of the European International Studies Association (EISA) in Barcelona this month. The theme of this years conference is “The Politics of International Studies in an Age of Crises”.
Prof Bueger will chair several sessions on topics such as ‘Conceptualizing International Practices’ and ‘Rethinking the maritime piracy problem?’, while also participating in roundtable discussions. Dr McCabe will present a paper on Maritime Security Sector Reconstruction and Governance in Somalia and the wider western Indian Ocean region after the decline in incidents of piracy. The main focus of this paper will be on the opportunities and challenges in the design and implementation of maritime security capacity building projects and how these projects manifest in practice.
EISA 2017 therefore presents an excellent opportunity to discuss insights and promote the SafeSeas project with peers as well as build relationships with academics researching analogous areas.