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Conference on Small Navies
October 20, 2012 - October 21, 2012
The conference will be hosted by the Centre for Military History and Strategic Studies at the National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM) and is held in partnership with the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies at King’s College London, the Centre for Applied Research in Security Innovation (CASI) at Liverpool Hope University and with the Irish Naval Service.
This conference will address the role and activities of small navies in the past and the present at the national, regional and inter-national level. It will focus, in particular, on the different ways in which such navies identify and address national and international security challenges and the way in which they interact with other navies and security agencies. In addition to examining traditional ‘hard security’ roles such as coastal defence, guerre de course, sea control, sea denial and power projection the conference will also explore the relationship of such navies with non-military organisations, institutions and bodies in pursuit of goals relating to broader maritime security concerns including governance, surveillance, environmental protection, economic wellbeing, seaport security etc. It is intended to include panels focusing on current and future concerns in addition to others that address the history of small navies in peace and in war.
Please visit the conference website for more details.