VIDEO: “Priorities for Stabilizing Mali” Panel Discussions at ACSS

By Africa Center for Strategic Studies
Updated: 02/07/2013

Northern-Mali-Panel-1The Africa Center for Strategic Studies has posted videos of its two panels Feb. 6, 2013, that examined “Priorities for Stabilizing Mali.” The on-the-record event examined the actors and drivers of instability in northern Mali and the requirements for stabilizing this territory beyond the near-term military intervention. The roundtable, attended by more than 200 people in Washington, D.C., sought to highlight the complexity of the stabilization challenge in northern Mali.

Following are links to the videos, which are hosted on the ACSS YouTube site:

Panel 1 – “Clarifying the Forces of Instability in Northern Mali”
8:30 a.m. — 10:15 a.m., Feb. 6, 2013
Washington, D.C.

Introduction by:
Joseph Siegle
Director of Research
Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Moderated by:
Benjamin P. Nickels
Assistant Professor of Transnational Threats and Counter-Terrorism
Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Panelists:
Djallil Lounnas
Professor, Insurgency and Transnational Radicalism
Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morrocco

Rida Lyammouri
Northern Mali Analyst
Navanti Group

Mathurin Houngnikpo
Chair, Civil-Military Relations
Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Panel 2 - “Priorities for Stabilizing Northern Mali”
10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Feb. 6, 2013
Washington, D.C.

Moderated by:
Joseph Siegle
Director of Research
Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Panelists:
Patrick de Vathaire
Colonel French Army and Senior French Representative
Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Johanna Mendelson Forman
Author, Third Generation Stabilization Operations,
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Sharon Bean
Development Advisor to USAID,
Trans-Sahara Counter Terrorism Program

Participating in Q&A:
Mathurin Houngnikpo
Chair, Civil-Military Relations
Africa Center for Strategic Studies

For more information about the event, see:
http://africacenter.org/2013/02/acss-panels-discuss-priorities-for-restoring-stability-in-mali/

Photos of the event:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/africa_center/sets/72157632701938411/with/8450753283/

Twitter: #ACSSMali

The Africa Center also plans to post transcripts of the event in the near future.

Also see these related articles and reports:
INTERVIEW – The Crisis in the Sahel: An End to Algeria’s Strategic Ambivalence?
Africa Security Brief: Islamic Militancy in Africa