November 12, 2013

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The global security landscape is unthinkably different than what it was even 50 years ago. Non-state actors, the creation of new states, and access to technology has made the world a more dangerous place, and have caused vibrant debates in national security establishments around the world.

This series brought together academics, policy makers, journalists, and field experts to assess the critical threats of the 21st century. In open sessions, participants assessed the given field and make recommendations as to how state and non-state actors can continue to keep civilians safe.

NYU DC

NYU London


Natural Resource Security

Access and availability of natural resources is intricately tied to these security concerns of policymakers and states. Mexico, Afghanistan and Somalia are only three of the countries in which limited access to potable water, oil and minerals is resulting in instability and civil strife.

Meet the Panel

Hagai Segal

Hagai Segal (Moderator)

Hagai M Segal is an award-winning UK-based academic, consultant/analyst and commentator, specialising in the Middle East and related affairs, geo-strategic issues, terrorism and the modern Far-Right.

In Washington, DC:

Dr. Stewart Patrick

Dr. Stewart Patrick

Dr. Stewart Patrick is the senior fellow and director of the program on International Institutions and Global Governance (IIGG) at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). 

Elizabeth Rosen

Elizabeth Rosenberg

Elizabeth Rosenberg is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Environment and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security.

In London, England:

Jaakko Kooroshy

Jaakko Kooroshy

Jaakko Kooroshy is a Research Fellow at the Energy Environment and Resources Department at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London, where he specializes in the political economy of natural resources, with a particular interest in mining and metals. 

Don Randall

Don Randall

Don Randall is one of the UK’s foremost authorities in security. He served with the City of London Police from 1969-1995, with emphasis on fraud and counter terrorism, he spent four years as Deputy Head of the Fraud Squad and three years in Operational Support Department. 


Other sessions focused on cybersecurity, unconventional warfare, and nuclear security.