Islands Society Launches Somaliland Essay Competition – 11/25/17

The Islands Society is issuing an open call to young professionals to participate in its annual essay competition. This year, the nonprofit is calling upon young professionals to respond to the following question: “How can the people of Somaliland achieve maritime security by 2030?”

Young professionals interested in participating in the essay competition are invited to submit an article of 800-1,000 words on “How can the people of Somaliland achieve maritime security by 2030?” They are also asked to provide a short bio and two references.

All materials must be emailed to pr@islandssociety.org by 5:00pm East Africa Time Zone on January 30, 2018. Only completed applications received by that date and time will be considered.

Selected essays will be professionally edited and published on Next Generation Perspectives. A press release will also be issued and the articles will be shared with over 3,000 contacts across the region.

Note: While preference will be given to young scholars and young professionals who are current or former residents of Somaliland, the essay competition is open to young scholars and young professionals around the world who have an interest in the region.

About the Islands Society

The Islands Society is a “Top-Rated” American 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to respect, inspire, and empower coastal communities around the world.

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The Official Blog of Ambassador David Shinn Features Articles by Michael Edward Walsh – 11/24/17

On 24 November 2017, The Official Blog of Ambassador David Shinn featured a number of articles by Michael Edward Walsh that were originally published on the Africa Security Monitor as part of the Overseas Military Bases in Africa Initiative.

Website: The Official Blog of Ambassador David Shinn

About Michael Edward Walsh
Michael Edward Walsh is a research fellow for African Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Separately, he is also president of the Islands Society and director of the Overseas Military Bases in Africa Initiative. Over the last decade, Mr. Walsh’s work has appeared in dozens of international news outlets and think tank publications. He has also received a number of awards, including the Vivian Award from the National Press Club and a Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff.

About the Islands Society
The Islands Society is a “Top-Rated” American 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Its mission is to inspire and empower islanders to participate in foreign affairs and overseas engagements in order to affect positive change in their local communities. The nonprofit therefore develops and implements projects that are designed to help islanders realize their full potential on the world stage.

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