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Piracy in Maritime Asia

Visiting Young Scholar Graham Gerard Ong-Webb, Ph.D. candidate at the London School of Economics, will give a public talk entitled “Piracy in Maritime Asia: Problems, Politics, and Prospects,” on Wednesday, March 23, 6:00-7:30pm in the DH Hill Auditorium (EC2304). NC State students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend the event, which is free and open to the public.

While he is currently preparing to defend his dissertation on China’s nuclear policy, Graham has already established himself as an expert on maritime piracy. He is the editor of one of the few volumes on the subject that existed prior to 2009 and has authored several related chapters and articles, as well. A native of Singapore, he also speaks Mandarin, Malay, and Indonesian, on top of his native English. Graham is a commissioned captain in the Singapore Armed Forces (reserve) and has served as a research associate or lecturer in Kings College London, the US Army War College and Nanyang Technical University.

Graham will also host a student lunch on Wednesday, March 23. Contact Public and International Affairs lecturer Mark Nance ( for details.

By: Lindsay Williams, CHASS Communication Intern