[PAST EVENT] Lecture by Dr. Ian Ralby J.D. '05, Piracy Nouveaux: Trends in Global Maritime Insecurity
Dr. Ralby's biography: Dr. Ian Ralby of the William & Mary Law School Class of 2005 is now recognized as an expert in international and maritime law, having worked in the US, UK, Africa, the Caribbean, South Asia, the Middle East and the Balkans. His practice focuses on the intersection of law and security and tends to be for sovereign governments, international organizations and multinational corporations. Dr. Ralby is considered a leading authority on the regulation, governance and oversight of private security companies, having been involved in national and international efforts to develop accountability and standards for the private security industry. In addition, he is widely regarded as an expert on developing maritime security, as well as devising effective approaches to addressing both traditional and emerging maritime crimes. He has led several projects to help states develop national maritime domain strategies and has worked extensively on developing legally-grounded mechanisms for maritime security cooperation between states. Currently, he is also leading the largest study ever conducted on global refined oil theft and related illicit hydrocarbons activity. Dr. Ralby is an Adjunct Professor of Maritime Law and Security at the US Department of Defense?s Africa Center for Strategic Studies, a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, a ?Key Opinion Former? on Maritime Security at NATO and the CEO of his own consultancy, I.R. Consilium. He speaks and publishes widely on matters of international relations, law and security. He earned a BA in Modern Languages and Linguistics and an M.A. in Intercultural Communication at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; a JD at William & Mary; and an MPhil in International Relations and a PhD in Politics and International Studies at St. John?s College of the University of Cambridge.
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