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MERC hosts: EU Graduate Simulation - Washington, DC

Syracuse University’s Greenberg House, 2301 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, DC

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EU-US Cooperation on Terrorist Crises: The Case of Somalia, Yemen & the Gulf of Aden Piracy off the coast of Somalia has increased dramatically over the past five years. In response the United States and the European Union have increased their naval presence in the region. The EU is operating EU NAVFOR - Operation Atalanta and the US is overseeing Combined Task Force 151 to “detect and deter piracy in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and Red Sea.”   Open to ALL Graduate Students, of any University, Syracuse University is hosting a Simulation that will confront participants with a terrorist attack scenario on a naval vessel in the Gulf of Aden and challenge them to navigate the waters of international cooperation to make use of the collaborative structures already in place and develop new tools to manage the crisis. Participants will explore the new powers granted to the High Representative for Foreign Affairs by the Lisbon Treaty which took effect in 2010. Our key note speakers will be Thomas Henökl, of the European Commissions’ Crisis Management Unit and a US State Department Somalia Desk Official. Register on-line at: http://www1.maxwell.syr.edu/moynihan/merc/Welcome/  


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