MAB participates in trade security workshop in Kenya

Managing Across Boundaries Director Brian Finlay and Research Analyst Johan Bergenas participated in the workshop of "Promoting Regional Security and Development with International Security Assistance: A Legal-Regulatory Workshop on Strategic Trade Controls", organized by Governments of Kenya and the United States, with the assistance of the Stimson Center and the Center for International Trade and Security of the University of Georgia (UGA/CITS) and the US Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Assistance Program.

To view the presenation, please click here.

To read remarks by Simon Limage, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation Programs, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation of the US State Department, at the workshop, click here.

 

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