Events

Upcoming TraCCC Events

Lines, Flows, and Transnational Crime: Toward a Revised Approach to Countering the Underworld of Globalization

Featuring: Alan Bersin

TraCCC is honored to host Alan Bersin, renowned authority on transnational crime and international relations. His presentation will propose a new framework for combatting transnational criminal activity. Mr. Bersin argues that Global illicit flows perpetrated by organized crime, in the interstices of lawful trade and travel, represent the principal security threat in today’s world, and that the Westphalian system of nation-states is ill equipped to confront it. He will advance a series of propositions that he contends should underlie the new and revised national security/law enforcement approach he advocates.

Alan Bersin has served at the global law firm of Covington & Burling as a Senior Advisor to the Firm; Inaugural Fellow in the Homeland Security Project at the Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; and as a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington D.C. Bersin serves on the Board of Directors of The Seguritech Group, a technology and security company based in Mexico City and is its Vice Chairman for North America. He is Chairman of BorderWorks Advisors, a consulting firm specializing in matters of Border Security and Management. Bersin was appointed by President Obama as US Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection and served as Assistant Secretary for Policy & International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer DHS. He was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California, during which he was the Attorney General’s Southwest Border Representative. He served as Vice President of INTERPOL for the Americas Region. Bersin has also held numerous distinguished state and local government positions, including serving as California’s Secretary of Education, Superintendent of Public Education in San Diego, and Chairman of the San Diego Airport Authority.

 

Date:               Tuesday, February 6th, 2018, 12:00 – 1:30pm

Location:        Room 113, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201

(Virginia Square Metro Stop)

Note: Attendees are welcome to bring lunch; beverages will be provided

RSVP: Please click here or contact Kasey Kinnard at traccc@gmu.edu / 703-993-9757

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2018 Webinar Series: “The Human Trafficking – Organized Crime Nexus: Intersections, Vulnerabilities, and Analysis for the Private Sector.”

TraCCC is co-sponsor for the below webinar series along with  Babson College’s Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, and IOM, the UN Migration Agency.

February 22, 2018: TBD

RSVP and Information HERE

March 22, 2018: The Extractive Industry: Environmental Degradation and Human Rights Challenges

RSVP and information HERE

April 19, 2018: Illegal Fishing and Wildlife Trafficking: Ecological Crises and Security

RSVP and information HERE

May 17, 2018: The Illicit Cigarette Trade and Global Consequences

RSVP and information HERE

June 14, 2018: Cybercrime and Human Trafficking

RSVP and information HERE

** Unless otherwise specified, all events are free, open to the public, and are held at Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201 (one block from the Virginia Square Metro Stop, see map). However, seating is limited and reservations are suggested. To secure a seat, please register here, call TraCCC at 703-993-9757 or e-mail us at traccc@gmu.edu. Accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities upon request.

Metered parking is available around the building and a pay garage can be accessed from directly behind Founder’s Hall (see map). TraCCC is unfortunately unable to validate parking.