Conferences@934: Terrorism and counterterrorism in the Sahel region

Terrorism and counterterrorism in the Sahel region.

JPEGThe increasing impact of terrorism in the Sahel region is of highest concern for France and
the United States, as well as for the entire international community. The UN Security Council
has already adopted sanctions against Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), an Al-Qaeda-
affiliated organization. In light of the current conflicts in Mali, the speakers will discuss the
issues and underlying interests behind the terrorism activities in the Sahel, and consider the
possible means of fighting this phenomenon.


- Jean-Philippe MORANGE, Legal Officer in the United Nations Security Council’s
Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTC/CTED)

- Dina TEMPLE-RASTON, National Public Radio’s counter-terrorism correspondent

Mardi 18 Septembre 2012 à 18h30
Consulat Général de France
934 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10021
(btw. 74th and 75th Streets)

JPEGJean-Philippe MORANGE is a Legal Officer in the United Nations Security Council’s
Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTC/CTED) since 2005. His work
mainly involves the implementation of UNSC resolutions related to terrorism in the Africa and
Middle East section. In that position, he formed assessment missions for 30 different countries,
including Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Chad, Senegal, Nigeria, Mauritania… He is a member of the
United Nations Task Force on Sahel, and is also in charge of the working group on illicit small
arms and explosives trafficking, maritime security, Police and Law enforcement, and border
controls. He represented CTED in the United Nations Secretary General
assessment mission evaluating the impact of the Libyan crisis in the Sahel countries. He joined
the United Nations in 2000 as an Expert in the United Nations Monitoring and Verification
Inspection Commission in Iraq (UNMOVIC), working on illicit arms flow and import/export
network. As a 1st Lieutenant in the French Army, he worked in the French Ministry of Defense
on Weapons of mass destruction and arms trafficking in Africa and the Middle East from 1994 to

JPEGDina TEMPLE-RASTON is National Public Radio’s counter-terrorism correspondent
and her reporting can be heard on NPR’s news magazines Morning Edition and All Things
Considered. She was one of the first journalists hired by Bloomberg News and opened
their Shanghai and Hong Kong offices. She also served as Bloomberg News’ White House
correspondent during both Clinton administrations. She is an award-winning author. After her
two first published books , A Death in Texas, and Justice on the Grass she wrote two books
on civil liberties and national security. The first, In Defense of Our America, written with ACLU
Director Anthony D. Romero, looked at civil liberties in America after 9/11 and the second, The
Jihad Next Door was about the Lackawanna Six and how radicalization works in America. Dina
Temple Raston was born in Belgium and French was her first language.

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