Regional Naval Symposium welcomes International Relations Professor to Goa

14 November 2017

Professor Christian Bueger speaking at the
Professor Christian Bueger speaking at the Goa Maritime Conclave November 2017

Professor in International Relations, Christian Bueger was the only European academic to participate at a recent naval symposium which took place in Goa.

The Goa Maritime Conclave on 1-2 November was the first regional naval symposium of the Indian Navy.

The forum saw participation from over 40 countries, including the Indian Minister of Defence and several chiefs of naval staff from Indian Ocean countries.

The 100 participants discussed the future of the regional maritime security architecture in the Indian Ocean and India’s role within it. Professor Bueger presented “Knowing the Sea: Enhancing shared maritime domain awareness” which drew on his research on maritime security and in particular the first results of his British Academy funded project Safe Seas.

Professor Bueger commented on the event: “High level forums such as the Goa Enclave are important cornerstones to develop a much needed regional security architecture in the Indian Ocean. They are also an important opportunity to present our research results to a wider audience. Within the project Safes Seas we analyse how maritime security can be organised efficiently on national and regional levels. I am glad that our first results could influence the debate on the future Indian Ocean maritime security architecture.”