Available for Speaking Engagements

Ambassador Curtis Ward is available for speaking engagements worldwide.  An eloquent speaker, he has participated in numerous conferences, events, and other fora as keynote speaker, panelist, and roundtable participant on issues ranging from global security and terrorism/counterterrorism to peace and security, rule of law and governance, and regional security.  He has participated in conferences hosted by the United Nations and other inter-governmental organizations, national governments, NGOs, academia and other institutions in numerous countries — in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe.  He is also a professorial lecturer in academia.

To book a speaking engagement, please call us at +1-240-863-4131 or send email to: ambassador.ward.speak@gmail.com


Selected Speeches, Lectures, Roundtables, & Panels Presentations

 

St. James Police Civic Committee - Annual Police Ball 

Montego Bay Conference Centre,   Montego Bay, Jamaica, Saturday, October 26, 2013

Citizen Responsibility and Nation-building

 

William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Studies

National Defense University, Washington, DC, 11 June 2013

The State of Caribbean Security

 

35th Annual NAJASO Convention

Buffalo, New York, July 2012

 

Northern Caribbean Conference on Economic Cooperation

George Town, Cayman Islands, 17 December 2010

Security Imperatives for the Northern Caribbean

 

Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies

National Defense University, Washington, DC, 24 September 2009

International Context for Combating Transnational Threats: Human Trafficking

 

National Defense University–Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NDU-NESA) & Inter-University Center for Legal Studies

Washington, DC, 21-23 July 2008

Context for Dealing with Violent Actors: the Role of the Multilateral System and International Law

 

Washington Conference on the Caribbean

World Bank, Washington, DC, June 2007

The Security-Development Nexus in United States-Caribbean Relations

 

Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Weekend

Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC, 27 September 2007

U.S. Homeland Security and the Caribbean: How cooperation in the region can help combat terrorism

 

Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies

National Defense University, Washington, DC, 25 January 2006

Legal, Moral Context for Combating Terrorism

 

UN International Meeting to Review the Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States

Port Louis, Mauritius, 11 January 2005

Building Security Capacity: Burden and Benefit – the Security-Development Nexus

 

L20: Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction, Conference and Roundtable participant

Woodrow Wilson School – Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey,13-14 December 2004

 

New York University Law School

New York, NY, 1 December 2004

Terrorism and International Law – Fundamental Legal Requirements for Combating Terrorism: The Role of the UN Security Council

 

United Nations Association – Maryland

Bethesda, Maryland, 17 October 2004

Can the UN Cope with the Dangers of Terrorism

 

The Henry L. Stimson Center

Washington, DC, 26 July 2004

UN Security Council Resolution 1373 and the Counter-Terrorism Committee

 

Columbia University Law School, Program on Global Issues Facing the UN: Legal, Political and Humanitarian Perspectives

New York, NY, 9 June 2004

Building Counter Terrorism Capacity: State Action and the Role of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee

 

Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre

Accra, Ghana, 30 June 2004

Perspectives on United Nations Peacekeeping: Meeting the Challenges

 

2nd Follow-up to the UN Counter-Terrorism Special Meeting with International, Regional and Sub-regional Organizations of 6 March 2003 (Hosted by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the UN Office on Drug and Crime)

Vienna, Austria, 12 March 2004

Enhancing Organizations’ Role in States Counter-terrorism Capacity-building: Cooperation and Collaboration with the CTC

 

British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Terrorism and International Law

London, UK, 13 Nov 2003

Legal Imperatives for Combating Terrorism: The Role of the United Nations Security Council

 

Airport, Port and Terminal Security Conference 2003

Olympia, London, UK, 11-13 November 2003

The Role of the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee: Building Capacity for Security

 

Commission of the African Union – Meeting of Experts to Consider the Modalities for the Implementation of the Plan of Action on the Prevention and Combating Terrorism

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 28-29 Oct 2003

Role of the CTC in the implementation process: Practical ways for the AU Commission to participate

 

1st Follow-up to the Special Meeting of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee with International, Regional and Sub-Regional Organizations of 6 March 2003

Hosted by Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE), Organization of American States

Washington, DC, 7 October 2003

Role of Regional Organizations in Building Capacity of States in the Fight against Terrorism: Complementing the Work of the CTC

 

Meeting of the States Parties to the Convention on the Biological Weapons Convention (Review Conference)

Geneva, Switzerland, 18-19 Aug 2003

Role of the CTC in monitoring implementation of resolution 1373 and the Role of International Organizations relevant to WMDs

 

Royal United Services Institute for Defense & Security Studies (RUSI) – Countering Terrorism: An International Blueprint – Conference Keynote Address

Whitehall, London, UK, June 17, 2003

Imperatives for Combating Terrorism: Resolution 1373 (2001)

 

Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (12th Session), Vienna International Center

Vienna, Austria, 20 May 2003

The Counter-Terrorism Committee: Implementing Resolution 1373”

 

Watson Institute, Brown University, Workshop on UN Sanctions Reform

Providence, Rhode Island, 2-3 May 2003

Implementing targeted sanctions: relevance of resolution 1373

 

Workshop and Round Table Discussion: Preventing Disease Weaponization: Strengthening Law Enforcement and National Legislation

Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 22-25 April 2003

Role of the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee: Resolution 1373 and WMDs

 

2003 Caribbean Regional Conference of the International Law Association

Bridgetown, Barbados, 29 March 2003

Legal Imperatives for Implementation of Resolution 1373 (2001)

 

Human Rights Committee Meeting, Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees – Briefing of HR Committee

Geneva, Switzerland, 27 March 2003

Role of the Counter-Terrorism Committee vis-à-vis Human Rights

 

Southern Africa Counter-terrorism Conference – on Building the Legal Infrastructure to Counter Terrorism (Sponsored by US Dept. of State Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism and US Dept. of Justice Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training)

Gaborone, Botswana, 24-26 March 2003

Legal Imperatives for Counter-Terrorism: Implementing Resolution 1373

 

Special Meeting of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee with International, Regional and Sub-Regional Organizations (Session II)

United Nations, New York, March 6, 2003

Role of Regional and Sub-Regional Organizations in strengthening global counter-terrorism capacity

 

Special Meeting of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee with International, Regional and Sub-Regional Organizations (Session III)

United Nations, New York March 6, 2003

Role of Regional and International Organizations on Assistance

 

Third Regular Session of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE)

San Salvador, El Salvador, 22-24 January 2003

Role of the United Nations Security Council in Combating Terrorism

 

Singapore-United States Counter-terrorism Finance Workshop

Singapore, 20-21 Jan, 2003

Implementation of Resolution 1373 Obligations: Suppressing and Preventing Terrorist Financing

 

Conference on Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

Bali International Convention Centre

Bali, Indonesia, 17-18 Dec 2002

Role of the United Nations Security Council in Combating Terrorism

 

Sixth Ordinary Meeting of the CARICOM Legal Affairs Committee

Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 14-15 Nov 2002

Role of the United Nations in Assisting Member States in Combating Terrorism

 

Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council Conference (EAPC): The International Fight against Terrorism: Perspectives for Regional Co-operation in the Southern Caucasus

Yerevan, Armenia, 07-10 Oct 2002

Role of the CTC and Perspectives on Regional Action for Countering Terrorism

 

NATO School (SHAPE)

Oberammergau, Germany, 20 Sept 2002

Challenges to the International Order: United Nations Response

 

African Union High-Level Inter-Governmental Meeting on the Preventing and Combating of Terrorism in Africa

Algiers, Algeria, 11-14 Sept 2002

States’ Obligations and the Role of the CTC in implementing Resolution 1373

 

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE): Meeting with Regional and Sub-Regional Organizations and Initiatives on Preventing and Combating Terrorism

Vienna, Austria, 6 Sept 2002

Building Capacity to Prevent and Combat International Terrorism: The Role of Regional and Sub-regional Organization

 

Commonwealth Secretariat Conference – Int’l Co-operation & Criminal Matters

Oxford, UK, 27-30 Aug 2002

The Role of the UN Security Council in Combating International Terrorism

 

South–Eastern Europe Regional Forum on International Cooperation in Countering Terrorism – Government of Bulgaria and the Center for the Study of Democracy

Sofia, Bulgaria, 27 June 2002

Role of the CTC in Monitoring Implementation of Res. 1373 and Facilitating Assistance; Perspectives on Regional Action

 

OSCE High-Level Conference on Preventing and Combating Terrorism

Lisbon, Portugal, 12 June 2002

Role of the CTC, Regional and Sub-regional Organizations, and the OSCE

 

NATO School (SHAPE)

Oberammergau, Germany, 28 May 2002

The United Nations: Post 9/11

 

Howard University School of Law – Dean’s Lecture Series

The Role of the Security Council in the Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Response to International Terrorism and the Afghanistan Crisis

 Washington, DC, 16 Jan 2002

 

Conference on The New United Nations Agenda: Conflict Prevention and Peacekeeping

Lancaster House, London, UK, (28 March 2001

The Brahimi Report: Regional Perspectives