Security Threats in Sahel and Sub-Sahara Regions: RCAST Security Webinar Series #3 was held (ZOOM) on n February 26, 2021, 15:00 – 17:00, Tokyo time.
This online seminar was jointly organized by ROLES (RCAST Open Laboratory for Emergence Strategies) and IGSDA (Institute for Global Security and Defense Affairs, Abu Dhabi and Cairo) as part of a series of seminars collectively titled “Geopolitical Dynamism in the Wider Middle East Region.”
Three distinguished speakers presented lectures about the multifaceted rivalry in the East Mediterranean Sea.
A group of Japanese scholars on the Middle East and North Africa joined discussions.
Speakers and presentation titles:
(1) Sayed Ghoneim, Senior Strategist and Chairman, Institute of Global Security and Defense Affairs (IGSDA), Abu Dhabi/Cairo (Introductory Remarks)
“What Biden Administration Is Faced With in the MENA Region: A Reality Check”
(2) Brig. Gen. Giuseppe Morabito, Director of the Rome Capital Civil Protection Department
“Prolonged Conflict in Libya and its Repercussions on European Policy on North and West Africa”
(3) Dr. John Siko, Co-founder and Director of Burnham Global
“New Jihadist Threats in Sahel and Sub-Saharan Africa”
(4) Marc Lavergne, Emeritus Professor at the Department of Arab and Mediterranean Studies, University of Tours and Emeritus Head Researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research
“Proliferation of terrorism from the Middle East to Africa”
Moderator: Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor of Religion and Global Security, RCAST, the University of Tokyo and Head of the ROLES (RCAST Open Laboratory for Emergence Strategies)
The seminar was jointly organized by ROLES (RCAST Open Laboratory for Emergence Strategies) of the University of Tokyo and IGSDA (Institute for Global Security and Defense Studies).
It’s part of the RCAST Security Webinar series supported by RCAST, the University of Tokyo.
It’s partially funded by the research project “Japan’s Choices in the Era of Inter-Regime Competition: Policy Proposals and Information Sharing based on Long-term Scenario Planning in Search for the Proactive Role in the Emergence of the New International Order” funded by MOFA of Japan’s research grant.