What is Al-Shabaab and how to counter it?

Start: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 4:30 PM
End:   Tuesday, November 12, 2013 6:00 PM


You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of

What is Al-Shabaab and how to counter it?

How did Al-Shabaab emerge? • What enables the organization to thrive in East Africa? • What are Al-Shabaab's goals? • What are Al-Shabaab's connections to Al-Qaeda and to the Somali diaspora in Europe and in North America? • Is the group transforming itself from a Somali to a regional organization? • How can the international community address threats posed by Al-Shabaab?

Sharmaake Sabrie

Tuesday, November 12
4:30 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Sharmaake Sabrie is a native Somali, and a current MSFS student at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. Sharmaake has considerable international experience, having served the European Parliament as a policy analyst for Middle East and North Africa during the Arab Spring. He previously worked with NATO on piracy in the Horn of Africa and on trans-Atlantic security challenges. He has also worked with the International Criminal Court on issues of international justice, and with the International Organization for Migration on migration issues from South Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Mr. Sabrie speaks four languages (Somali, Swahili, Arabic, and English), and has lived in Somalia, Kenya, United States, Switzerland, Belgium and Netherlands.

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