NELSON INSTITUTE DIRECTOR TO SPEAK IN WASHINGTON ON PIRACY

November 24, 2008

HARRISONBURG—Dr. J. Peter Pham, Director of the Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs at James Madison University, will speak today in Washington, D.C., at a panel discussion on Somali piracy. The event, hosted by the Heritage Foundation, begins at 2:00 p.m. EST and will focus on the theme of “Pirates of the Gulf of Aden: How Piracy Plunders Maritime Security.”

In addition to Dr. Pham, other speakers include Dr. Martin Murphy, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments and associate fellow at the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies of King’s College London; Charlie Dragonette, senior civil maritime operations analyst at the Operational Intelligence Center, Office of Naval Intelligence; and Dr. Dominick Donald, chief analyst and vice president of Aegis Defense Services. The panel is being hosted by Jena Baker McNeill, homeland security policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation’s Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies.

The event is scheduled to be viewable live at heritage.org.