One Earth Future thanks the
previous editorial team at the University of Denver: Editors Tom Farer and
Timothy Sisk, Managing Editor Matthew Klick, and Assistant Managing Editor
Jessica Harig for their generosity in advising us through this transition.
OEF and George Washington University receive USIP grant to
host workshop on businesses role in The Responsibility to Protect
John Forrer, Associate Director of the Institute for
Corporate Responsibility at George Washington University and OEF Research Associate, Eamon Aloyo will convene a group of experts to discuss how
businesses can be involved in The Responsibility to Protect. The conference will
take place in spring, 2013 at George Washington University.
OEF Launches Shuraako Program, November 2012
Shuraako, which means partnership in Somali, employs an innovative model to connect businesses and other organizations in Somalia with international investors (both for-profit and non-profit). While so much of the news on Somalia is discouraging, Shuraako will showcase positive business development and opportunities for growth. Please visit Shuraako's website: shuraako.org. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. For more information, contact Anna Bowden, Shuraako Associate Director, at +1 303.533.1702 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OBP Launches Human Cost of Piracy 2011 Report
Oceans Beyond Piracy released the updated version of the Human Cost of Somali Piracy 2011 study. The report was launched in London with the International Maritime Bureau at the International Maritime Organization in London on June 22, 2012.
New Book on Maritime Piracy
by Robert Haywood and Roberta Spivak
Beginning with an overview and historical development of piracy and the relevant maritime governance structures, this work progresses to examine how 20th century shifts in global governance norms and structures eventually left the high seas open for predatory attacks on shipping, one of the world’s fastest growing and essential industries. Moving through contemporary debates about how to best combat piracy, the work concludes that the solution to a chronic global problem requires a long-term, holistic, and inclusive approach.
Visit the Routledge website to request a review copy of the book. For more details about the book, Maritime Piracy, or to order a copy, visit the Routledge website.
OEF Research Associate Presents, "The Business Society and Responsibility to Protect"
Eamon Aloyo, Research Associate, presented a paper co-written with Associate Director, Conor Seyle, about how businesses could be engaged to mitigate RtoP violations. Their paper appears in an e-book available from one of the conference’s sponsors, the International Coalition on the Responsibility to Protect.
Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent Joins Oceans Beyond Piracy
One Earth Future is very pleased to announce that Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB, CBE, formerly of the Royal Navy and current director of Orchard Leadership, has joined the Oceans Beyond Piracy project as a Senior Fellow. Read the press release here.
OEF Launches Second Annual Assessment of the Economic Cost of Somali Piracy
The “Economic Cost of Somali Piracy” study estimates that piracy cost nearly
$7 billion in 2011. The report assesses nine different cost factors, and
finds that over 80% of the costs were borne by the shipping industry,
while governments account for 20% of the expenditures associated with
countering piracy attacks.
"Help Somalia Fight Roots of Piracy"
By Jon Huggins, Special to CNN
January 27, 2012
(CNN)-- The U.S. Navy Seals' dramatic rescue of Poul Hagen Thisted and Jessica Buchanan early Wednesday ended the hostages' three-month ordeal in Somalia. But why was it left to the United States to conduct this operation in a country thousands of miles away? Read the Full Story
SOMALI PIRACY: Legal and Policy Challenges
March 7, 2012, 5:00-8:00pm
Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law at the
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, in collaboration with NGO Oceans Beyond Piracy,
held a panel discussing the legal and policy implications of maritime
piracy in Somalia and across the world's oceans.
Visit the DU website for a video of the panel discussion.