Maritime Counter Piracy Conference (18-19 April 2011) titled: "Global Challenge, Regional Responses: Forging a Common Approach to Maritime Piracy."
Features a raft of anti-piracy papers including one ("Defensive vs. Offensive Technologies and Public/Private Operations in Maritime Piracy") by Claude Berube, who teaches at the U. S. Naval Academy, a couple by Martin N. Murphy ("Future Scenarios and Future Threats: What Happens if Piracy is not Controlled, and How Might Manifestations Change?" and "Countering Piracy: The Potential of Onshore Development" with Joseph Saba) and one by the U. S. Naval War College's James Kraska ("Looking for Law in all the Wrong Places: Maritime Piracy as a Domestic Legal Problem"). All of which will keep me reading for some time, since I am unable to attend this event in person, as much as I wish I could.
The guest list is full of smart people and I look forward to reading their thoughts on this troublesome international war against pirates.