Séminaire piraterie

RSIS and Embassy of France cordially invites you to attend the following Seminar.

“Piracy in the Straits: Challenges and Perspectives”


Dr Eric Frécon
Visiting Fellow, RSIS;
Assistant Professor, French Naval Academy; and
Coordinator of the Observatory on Southeast Asia, Asia Centre, Paris

Commander François Ceccaldi
Liaison Officer (France),
Information Fusion Centre and Regional HADR Coordination Centre

Ms Jane Chan
Research Fellow and Coordinator of Maritime Security Programme,
Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, RSIS

Tuesday, 13 October 2015
(Please be seated by 5:20 pm)
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Free Admission
Dress Code: Office attire
Venue: Embassy of France
101-103 Cluny Park Road
Singapore 259595
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Registration: Click here to register online
(Limited seating available. Registration on first-come first-served basis.)
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Lecture Abstract:

After a decrease in the 2000s, pirates and sea muggers are back in the Malacca Straits in spite of the various counter-measures taken by littoral states to fight against these irreducible transnational criminals.

Who are they? What can be done in the near future to secure the Sea Lanes of Communication? To address these key issues, RSIS and the French Embassy have invited two speakers who will share their perspectives and views based on their work in Singapore, Indonesia and France, in regional agencies and on the field.

About the Speaker:

Dr Eric Frécon is assistant professor at the French Naval Academy. He is also the coordinator of the Observatory on Southeast Asia within Asia Centre, in Paris, and a member of the European Union committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in Asia Pacific. Previously, he served as a research fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Singapore. He completed his Ph.D. at Sciences Po, in Paris. His last book is entitled Chez les pirates d’Indonésie (Among the Indonesian Pirates), Paris : Fayard, 2011. He is currently a visiting fellow at RSIS, within the Maritime Security Programme.

Commander François Ceccaldi graduated from the French Naval Academy in 2000 and then specialized in Anti-Submarine Warfare. He has served in several operational positions on board destroyers, in particular as Principal warfare officer and operations officer. He has commanded a patrol boat in the Indian Ocean. Since August 2013, Commander François CECCALDI serves as a liaison officer both to the Information Fusion Centre, and to the Regional Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Coordination Centre.