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Free webinars from Jane’s

Posted by Megan on April 25, 2010

The McGill Library subscribes to Military and Security Assessments Intelligence Centre from IHS Jane’s, which includes data and articles related to national and international defence, security, and risk developments.

Jane’s also offers online seminars free of charge for subscribing institutions (others have to pay!), and several are scheduled for the spring. To have the registration fee waived, you need to register via the client area in Jane’s using a computer on the McGill campus or with the VPN connected.

Online Seminars

Middle Eastern Naval Procurement

27 April 2010

With naval procurement spending across Middle Eastern nations set to peak in 2011-12, this webinar will examine the major surface vessel programmes that are coming to fruition and look ahead to future prospects for the next 10 years or more. (more)


Mergers & Acquisitions Activity in the Defence Security Domains

29 April 2010

The recent economic downturn has significantly changed the global deal landscape. Activity during 2009 was assessed by market sector, geographical location, and the deal participants, in addition to the financial approaches which underpinned deals. Forecasts to 2011 and beyond are based on the liquidity and financial profiles of likely participants; anticipated opportunities across the world; changing priorities of buyers and the leading markets; and the wider economic outlook.(more)


Iran’s Nuclear and Missile Programmes

5 May 2010

Recent Jane’s analysis has revealed Iran is stepping up its missile capabilities as well as escalating its nuclear programme. This webinar will use Jane’s open source intelligence sources, including satellite imagery, to analyse both Iran’s uranium enrichment and rocket launch facilities, examining the latest developments in Iran’s rocketry, which suggest Tehran has received technical assistance from North Korea. (more)

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