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ADVISORY: Assistant Secretary of State Andrew Shapiro to Speak at CAP on Tackling Somali Piracy

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Contact: Christina DiPasquale
Phone: 202.481.8181

Washington, D.C. — Over the past half-decade, Somali piracy has evolved into a sophisticated criminal enterprise, impacting the entire Indian Ocean region, and the Center for American Progress will host Assistant Secretary of State Andrew Shapiro on Tuesday, March 27 to discuss this real and serious threat to international security and the global economy.  In response to this threat, an unprecedented international effort was initiated to address this growing transnational threat. These efforts are now having an impact, as the number of successful of pirate attacks were cut in half in 2011.

Please join the Center for American Progress for a keynote address by Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Andrew Shapiro, the State Department’s point person for counterpiracy. He will deliver remarks outlining both the tangible progress the Obama administration has made in concert with our allies and the private sector, as well as the challenges that remain in tackling the scourge of modern piracy.


Welcoming remarks:
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress

Featured speaker:
Andrew Shapiro, Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, Department of State

Rudy deLeon, Senior Vice President for National Security, Center for American Progress

A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.


Tuesday, March 27, 2012
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


RSVP for this event
For more information, call 202.682.1611.


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

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Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center


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