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Below is a calendar of events which have been organized either by the HUB or other entities, and concern issues which are directly related to the HUB's areas of interest. Those events which are not of HUB origin are from multiple open sources and are provided for information purposes only. Their content and the views expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the views of the HUB or NATO.

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The landscapes of the disappeared
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Global Initiative (Against Transnational Organized Crime
The worldwide phenomenon of enforced disappearances is often framed as a problem associated with contexts of political conflict or guerrilla warfare. It is understood, erroneously, mainly as a human rights issue in the narrower realm of totalitarian governments or military dictatorships. The reality is that it is a mainstream, pervasive, global issue, and it is now increasingly urgent that we understand and address disappearances as part of the normalized political economy of transnational organized crime and as a global phenomenon that can affect anyone, anywhere.
Missing persons: high cost of conflict and violence in Africa
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
ISS Zoom Webinar
To mark the International Day of the Disappeared, this seminar launches a new report by the ISS and the ICRC that draws on the ICRC’s activities and research across Africa. Speakers will discuss the plight of the missing and how to ease the burden on families.
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A Mission to Mars
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
CSIS A Conversation with Her Excellency Sarah Al Amiri, UAE Minister of State for Advanced Technology
Please join the Center for Strategic and International Studies Nina Easton for a Smart Women, Smart Power conversation with Her Excellency Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri, the UAE Minister of State for Advanced Technology and Chairwoman of the UAE Space Agency. She will discuss her historic work leading the Hope spacecraft mission to orbit Mars, which took place during the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as international space cooperation, and her role as a leader for women working in science.
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Developments in the Middle East and Perspectives on WMD Disarmament
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Geneva Centre for Security Policy
In this media briefing hosted jointly by Atomic Reporters, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and the Middle East Treaty Organization experts in the field will present to reporters from the region and beyond on these pressing topics in order to provide useful context and background to the upcoming UN conferences on weapons of mass destruction (WMD.
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China’s role in Afghanistan and strategy to protect interests abroad
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
DIIS ZOOM Event
This webinar will unpack China’s motivations and hesitancies in Afghanistan, explore the evolution of Beijing’s strategy to protecting its interests abroad, and weigh how these changes impact the European Union’s foreign and security policy interests.
Tunisia: What Happens Next?
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
CSIS ZOOM event
What does the future hold for Tunisia? What can the United States, who has invested $2 billion in foreign assistance to Tunisia, and its allies do to support Tunisia in its crisis?
Syria Today: How Assad “Won” beyond the Military
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Middle East Institute Zoom Webinar
A panel of journal contributors will join to discuss these broader themes featured in their articles and delve deeper into the internal workings of the Syrian regime.
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The Migration Conundrum: Challenges for a Common European Response
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Mediterranean Dialogues Zoom
Concerning migration management, the EU seems to be stuck in a rut. Despite proposals made last September of a New Pact on Migration and Asylum, only very few steps have been taken since to materialize concrete changes.
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Emerging Dynamics in Peace Operations in Africa
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ Hybrid Conference (Inperson at Sharaton and Virtual
The workshop will specifically engage emerging topics on Humanitarian, Development and Peace (HDP Nexus as well as Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Peace Support Operations (MHPSS in contexts of peace operations in Africa.
Digital Diplomacy in Africa
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
SAIIA ZOOM event
‘Digital diplomacy’, also referred to as virtual diplomacy, e-diplomacy, and cyber diplomacy, is the intersection of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs and diplomatic practice. In the 21st century, digital diplomacy has grown to become a major interdisciplinary area for both diplomatic practitioners and academics.
Safe, secure and stable seas: how are African navies contributing?
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
ISS ZOOM event
The role of African navies and agencies in dealing with maritime security threats such as illegal fishing, piracy and organised crime at sea is not well documented. This creates the impression that they aren’t actively involved, which is not the case. This seminar will explore the role of African coastal states in maritime security. Because most lack the capacity for effective law enforcement far out at sea, collective solutions backed up by capacity-building from the international community are vital.
Irans political rivalries and their foreign policy implications
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Chatham House Virtual and Online
This event will explore how the domestic policy contest between key actors has shaped Tehran’s actions on the regional and international stage and Iran’s relationship with the United States.
Special lecture by Yemens Minister of Foreign Affairs
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Clingendael https:youtu.beKrCr0TNdJH8
In his speech the Minister will explore the current political, economic and security priorities and sketch his vision for a comprehensive and sustainable peace for all of Yemen.
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Enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs Across the SADC Region
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
SAIIA
NDCs form the backbone of the Paris Agreement. These national policy instruments communicate countries’ domestic climate commitments to the international community, report on progress and outline support that is needed to ensure effective implementation.
The future of counterterrorism: Twenty years after 911
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Atlantic Council https:youtu.beyQJaiUTFijo
US national security experts discuss counterterrorism twenty years after 911, reimagining the future of the terrorist threat.
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Dialogue with Geir O. Pedersen, UN Special Envoy for Syria
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
ISPI - Italian Institute for International Political. Rome 2021 ZOOM
Mr. Pedersen has been appointed as Special Envoy for Syria in October 2018. He brings to this position decades of political and diplomatic experience, having served both in government and United Nations capacities
The Global Impact of 911: Twenty Years On
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Wilson Center Middle East Program Webcast
The September 11, 2001 attack on the United States redefined international security threats and altered the nature of warfare globally. To commemorate the 20th anniversary, the Wilson Center examines the lasting impact of 911 and the global war on terror in three regions of the world: the Middle East, South Asia, and the West. Experts will discuss the enduring legacy of 911 in terms of conflict and regional instability, jihadism, politics, and U.S. global leadership.
Palestinian Protests and the Future of the Palestinian Struggle
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Middle East Institute Zoom Webinar
Since the Palestinian Authority’s killing of political activist Nizar Banat in June, Palestinians have been holding protests in Ramallah and other parts of the West Bank. The PA has responded with tear gas, stun grenades, and harassment of human rights defenders and journalists, in what has been described as a “concerted crackdown on freedom of speech and the right to peaceful protest.”
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Curso de Estudos Africanos 2021 (African Studies Course 2021
9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Instituto de Estudos Militares (IUM, Lisbon Toutube
The Course will be broadcast in the YouTube channel
The Abraham Accords One Year Later: Assessing the Impact and What Lies Ahead
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wilson Center ZOOM
Nearly one year ago on September 15, 2020, the United States, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain signed the historic Abraham Accords. With this accomplishment, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain charted a new course in the history of Arab-Israeli relations by recognizing the State of Israel and normalizing diplomatic relations. Later that year, two other Arab nations, Sudan and Morocco, followed suit and joined the Abraham Accords, raising the number of Arab States with formal diplomatic ties to Israel from two to six.
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Curso de Estudos Africanos 2021 (African Studies Course 2021
9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Instituto de Estudos Militares (IUM, Lisbon Toutube
The Course will be broadcast in the YouTube channel
Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on Peace and Security in Africa
7:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tana-Forum
The emergence of new technologies has created new opportunities in the areas of peace and security especially in conflict prevention, peace operations, peace building. New technologies have made it possible to collect data in crime and conflict enhancing the efficiency of early warning and response.
The Middle Easts changing political landscape
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Chatham House Virtual Online
This event explores how the Middle East is changing and what a progressive UK foreign policy response might be.
Climate, Conflict and Demography in Africa
Climate, Conflict and Demography in Africa
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Royal African Society, Africa Confidential and International Crisis Group Virtual conference
The purpose of the conference is to draw attention to the challenges that many countries in Africa face from the accelerating impact of climate change and demographic pressure on the continent and the interplay with conflict. By analysing how these pressures are impacting African societies and how different responses are working, we aim to identify ways of reducing the risks posed by climate and demography and helping African governments manage these pressures in ways that avoid conflict.
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Curso de Estudos Africanos 2021 (African Studies Course 2021
9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Instituto de Estudos Militares (IUM, Lisbon Toutube
The Course will be broadcast in the YouTube channel
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Curso de Estudos Africanos 2021 (African Studies Course 2021
9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Instituto de Estudos Militares (IUM, Lisbon Toutube
The Course will be broadcast in the YouTube channel
MEI Defense Leadership Series: Episode 13 with Brookings President Gen. (ret. John Allen
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
The Middle East Institute Zoom Webinar
MEI’s Defense Leadership Series is a speakers forum for current and former high-level military and defense leaders from both the United States and the Middle East to discuss the most important policy issues facing the two sides
Whats Next for Lebanon?
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Zoom Webinar
What do timing and cabinet composition tell us about the political establishment’s strategy for the coming eight months? How is the cabinet perceived by Lebanon’s protest movement and what are its chances of success? What immediate next steps should it take on the economic and financial fronts? Are meaningful reforms even possible?
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Curso de Estudos Africanos 2021 (African Studies Course 2021
9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Instituto de Estudos Militares (IUM, Lisbon Toutube
The Course will be broadcast in the YouTube channel
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Curso de Estudos Africanos 2021 (African Studies Course 2021
9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Instituto de Estudos Militares (IUM, Lisbon Toutube
The Course will be broadcast in the YouTube channel
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Curso de Estudos Africanos 2021 (African Studies Course 2021
9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Instituto de Estudos Militares (IUM, Lisbon Toutube
The Course will be broadcast in the YouTube channel
Reassessing the Refugee Migration Crisis in Europe: European Union policy, strategy, and response
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CNA ZOOM Event https:us06web.zoom.usj88662235229
Where does the #EU stand on its #migration and refugee policies and actions today, and what is the status and severity of the crisis now? What roles do the relevant coast guards, navies, and other patrolling agencies play in the crisis? And what are the implications and roles for the US and other European allies?
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Curso de Estudos Africanos 2021 (African Studies Course 2021
9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Instituto de Estudos Militares (IUM, Lisbon Toutube
The Course will be broadcast in the YouTube channel
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Curso de Estudos Africanos 2021 (African Studies Course 2021
9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Instituto de Estudos Militares (IUM, Lisbon Toutube
The Course will be broadcast in the YouTube channel
Rethinking the African Union’s approach in the Sahel
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Zoom Registration required
This event is co-hosted by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS and the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS with the support of the governments of Norway, Niger and Estonia. Simultaneous English–French interpretation will be provided.
The European Union and Gulf Cooperation Council: A New Path for Cooperation?
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington ZOOM Event
Relations between Europe and the Gulf Cooperation Council predate the formation of the European Union and can be traced to the inaugural European Council-GCC joint ministerial meeting in 1985. This was followed by negotiations that led to the signing of a cooperation agreement to foster closer ties between the two regional blocs and eventually negotiate a free trade agreement.
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Curso de Estudos Africanos 2021 (African Studies Course 2021
9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Instituto de Estudos Militares (IUM, Lisbon Toutube
The Course will be broadcast in the YouTube channel
Iranian public opinion as Raisi takes the stage
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Atlantic Council https:youtu.be2A1j_R0kiho
A discussion surrounding the polling data on Iranian public opinion on domestic, regional, and international issues, surveyed by the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland.
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Illicit Money: Financing Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
RUSI Online
In conversation with CFCS associate fellow Jessica Davis on her latest book, which brings new thinking to understudied dimensions of how terrorists procure and protect their funds.
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SHADE MED 2021
(All Day)
Rome 78 Oct 2021 Present and Virtual
The SHADE MED conference is a clear example of the EU’s willingness to effectively address the Mediterranean security debate. It is an open forum where everybody can express opinions in an open and constructive manner to demonstrate that freedom of expression and frank and open dialogue are fundamental values of the entire EU community.
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SHADE MED 2021
(All Day)
Rome 78 Oct 2021 Present and Virtual
The SHADE MED conference is a clear example of the EU’s willingness to effectively address the Mediterranean security debate. It is an open forum where everybody can express opinions in an open and constructive manner to demonstrate that freedom of expression and frank and open dialogue are fundamental values of the entire EU community.
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