Dr. Kamal-Deen AliExecutive Director, Centre for Maritime Law and Security Africa
Moderator, AFSEC 17 Conference
Commander Kamal-Deen Ali (PhD) is the Executive Director of the Centre for Maritime Law and Security Africa (CEMLAWS Africa) and also the Director of Research at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College. His academic and professional experience span Law, Maritime Affairs, Security and International Relations. He previously served as the Legal Director of the Ghana Navy and also deployed to the UN Peacekeeping Missions in Sierra Leone (2003/2004) and DR Congo (2007/2008) where he worked in multiple capacities including field operations, training and legal affairs. Dr Kamal-Deen is abreast with maritime issues in the Gulf of Guinea and the global environment. His expertise on maritime issues includes Law of the Sea, Maritime Security, Ocean Governance, Offshore Energy, Fisheries and Shipping Administration. He has also published significantly in these areas. His recent book "Maritime Security Cooperation in the Gulf of Guinea: Prospects and Challenges" (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff 2015) is rated as a cutting edge contribution to knowledge and research in maritime studies.