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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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Hindsight Up Front: Implications of Afghanistan Withdrawal for the Middle East
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wilson Center Webcast video
The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Taliban’s return to power have major implications for the Middle East. What do developments in Afghanistan mean for the interests of countries in the Middle East and their relations with the United States and Afghanistan?
Dialogue with Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Rome 2021. Mediterranean Dialogues Zoom Event
Michelle Bachelet is the current United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Ms. Bachelet was elected President of Chile on two occasions (2006 – 2010 and 2014 – 2018. She was the first female president of Chile. She also served as Health Minister (2000-2002 as well as Chile’s and Latin America’s first female Defense Minister (2002 – 2004.
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FOCAC and the Future of Africa-China Cooperation
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
SAIIA Zoom webinar
The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC leaders’ meeting is planned to take place in late November 2021 jointly online and in Dakar, Senegal. SAIIA and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in South Africa would like to invite you to participate in a seminar drawing together globally renowned African and Chinese experts to sketch out the future of Africa-China cooperation.
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Cooperation in the Middle East: Fact or Fantasy?
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Middle East Institute Zoom Event
It has almost become a truism about Middle East politics that cooperation on behalf of a better future for this tumultuous region will continue to remain elusive and out of reach. The Middle East Institute (MEI is pleased to participate in the U.S. launch of this important book, bringing together the two editors along with MEI specialists who have worked on the issue of cooperation in the Middle East.
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2021 Stockholm Security Conference. ‘Battlefields of the Future: Trends of Conflict and Warfare in the 21st Century’
11:30 AM - 2:45 PM
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI Online event
Sixth annual Stockholm Security Conference. The conference will explore how current developments in technology have opened potential new battlefields of the future and the means to prevent and mitigate associated risks.
Will foreign intervention save Cabo Delgado?
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Institute for Security Studies Zoom Webinar
More than 20 countries are now helping Mozambique to fight insurgents in Cabo Delgado province, train its army or deliver humanitarian aid. Will this turn the situation around? This seminar will discuss the progress and gaps in the current approaches to stabilising northern Mozambique.
UNDERSTANDING THE COUP IN KHARTOUM: DRIVERS, LATEST DEVELOPMENTS AND CONSEQUENCES FOR SUDAN
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Rift Valley Institute Webinar
On 8 November, the Rift Valley Forum will host a webinar to discuss the current situation following the military coup, whether a military dictatorship is inevitable and the possible implications of it on domestic affairs and international support.
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2021 Stockholm Security Conference. ‘Battlefields of the Future: Trends of Conflict and Warfare in the 21st Century’.
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI Online event
Sixth annual Stockholm Security Conference. The conference will explore how current developments in technology have opened potential new battlefields of the future and the means to prevent and mitigate associated risks.
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2021 Stockholm Security Conference.‘Battlefields of the Future: Trends of Conflict and Warfare in the 21st Century’.
11:30 AM - 3:45 PM
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI Online event
Sixth annual Stockholm Security Conference. The conference will explore how current developments in technology have opened potential new battlefields of the future and the means to prevent and mitigate associated risks.
Israeli Defense in a Changing Middle East
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Middle East Institute Zoom Webinar
Seeking to understand how Israeli security needs will interact in a Middle East environment undergoing rapid and complex strategic change, this panel of experts will address the significance of Israel’s joining CENTCOM, the Abraham Accords as a convergence on shared values and interests
MEI Program Launch North Africa and the Sahel
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Middle East Institute Zoom Webinar
The new North Africa and Sahel (NAS program at the Middle East Institute aims to analyze and bring attention to this region’s challenges and opportunities. The program also intends to showcase a rising generation of regional voices to highlight local priorities and build bridges between the North Africa and Sahel region and the US.
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Organised crime and the cost of DRC’s coltan bounty
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
ENACT Zoom Webinar
This seminar will unpack the organised crime business networks in the coltan supply chain and the corrective role that public policy and business decisions can play in the Great Lakes Region.
2021 Stockholm Security Conference.‘Battlefields of the Future: Trends of Conflict and Warfare in the 21st Century’.
11:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI Online event
Sixth annual Stockholm Security Conference. The conference will explore how current developments in technology have opened potential new battlefields of the future and the means to prevent and mitigate associated risks.
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Translating Egypt’s Economy
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Middle East Institute Zoom Webinar
Where does Egypt’s economy stand? What does it mean for its citizens, its domestic market and its international investment partners?
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Countering the Insurgency in Mozambique
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Virtual Event
DefenceWeb Events has put together a one-day event on Countering the Insurgency in Mozambique, which will examine regional and international efforts to counter the violence in Mozambique. We will bring together all the key stakeholders, including investors in the oil & gas and mining sectors, defence companies, private security companies, academics, intelligence risk companies, members of the military, private military contractors, NGOs and relief organisations.
Online event: WPS: The Role of Women in Preventive and Response Strategies on CRSV
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
NATO Strategic Direction - South Hub Zoom Webinar
Join us online to discuss the role of women in preventive and response strategies to conflict related sexual violence. The workshop will bring together representatives from FemWise-Africa from the five African regions and NATO experts working on Women Peace and Security.
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Russia’s Strategic Engagement in Africa – Insights and Research Findings
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA Zoom Webinar
Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia has returned to Africa. join this webinar, as the project presents its latest research. Topics include: Russia and China in Africa: Prospective Partners or Asymmetric Rivals? Russia’s Use of Media in Africa: Soft Power in Action Russia’s Political and Economic Presence in Zambia and Tanzania
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What types of partnerships are necessary to achieve the SDGs?
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Webinar South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA
This webinar will examine the collective action and partnerships required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa.
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Rethinking the Sahel: Climate, Social Capital and Knowledge
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Columbia SIPA (Center on Global Energy Policy Zoom Webinar
This event is the second in a new webinar series through which the Center on Global Energy Policy seeks to foreground the heterogeneity of perspectives found around the continent on what climate means in different African contexts and how more than one billion Africans are already living with extraordinary climatological variability and constraints on the use of natural resources.
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China’s development project in MENA
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Chatham House Webinar
This event will address China’s present and future development project in MENA, as well as MENA governments’ response to development priorities on the ground.
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Women and Africa’s COVID-19 recovery
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Institute for Security Studies (ISS Zoom Meeting
This roundtable will consider the impact of COVID-19 on African women and girls and the opportunities and challenges that have arisen for them since the pandemic. Speakers will also explore women’s roles in shaping responses to COVID-19. As the Institute for Security Studies (ISS celebrates 30 years of promoting human security in Africa, join our panel of leading women to discuss how to build a more inclusive and prosperous continent.
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Book Launch – Tribalism and Political Power in the Gulf
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington
AGSIW will host a discussion examining the roles that tribes play in popular participation in government and policymaking in the Gulf.
WATER, POLITICS AND SECURITY IN THE NILE BASIN: WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE GRAND ETHIOPIAN RENAISSANCE DAM NEGOTIATIONS?
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik Online event
In April 2011, Ethiopia launched the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, the largest upstream hydropower project on the Nile River. why has reaching an agreement acceptable to the three parties on the filling and operation of the GERD been so difficult? How have domestic politics and water policies in the three countries, and broader regional conflicts, including the ongoing Ethiopia-Sudan border dispute affected the GERD negotiations? This webinar will discuss these questions bringing together renowned experts in hydro-diplomacy in the Nile basin to present their insights on the decade-long dispute around the GERD.
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Nuclear Energy in Africa: Governance, Financing and Peaceful Uses
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
SAIIA Zoom webinar
17 African states have already expressed interest in nuclear energy: some have active nuclear research and development programmes, while others are investigating the possibility of a nuclear build. This webinar will focus on the governance of nuclear energy in the Southern African Development Community (SADC and at the continental level. It will also examine the financing of nuclear projects in Africa.
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