TraCCC Events

February 16 – Threat Finance via Non-Traditional Revenue Streams: Diamonds, Tobacco, Counterfeits, & TBML

TraCCC is pleased to convene a panel to discuss typically overlooked revenue streams of threat finance. Presenters will shed light on nefarious actors’ involvement in various forms of illicit trade and natural resource exploitation to fund their activities. View event flyer HERE


Presenters & Panelists

  • Mr. Chris Martin – Counsellor, U.K.’s Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs
  • Ms. Valerie Silensky  – Senior Expert, AML/CFT Unit, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
  • Ms. Elizabeth Orlando – Economic and Commercial Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
  • Mr.  Dennis Lormel –  President & CEO, DML Associates, LLC
  • Dr. Sharon Melzer – Senior Fellow, TraCCC

Date:               Thursday, February 16th, 2016, 12:00-2:00pm

Location:        Room 111, Founders Hall

3351 Fairfax Drive

Arlington, VA 22201

(Virginia Square Metro Stop)

Note: This event is free and open to the public. This event will not be live streamed or recorded.

To RSVP, Please click here or contact Kasey Kinnard at / 703-993-9757

Ongoing TraCCC co-sponsored webinar series

THE PRIVATE SECTOR COUNTERING HUMAN TRAFFICKING: New technologies, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Tackling Human Trafficking

This is the third series on emerging issues surrounding human trafficking, illicit trade and the private sector presented by The Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime and Babson College’s Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. The webinar series is also supported by the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) at George Mason University.

The panel for each webinar will feature expert speakers drawn from the private sector, academia, public policy and the NGO community.

All webinars will take place from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ET.

  • Multinational Technology Brands and Tackling Human Trafficking –Thursday, February, 23, 2017
  • Promising Practises of Innovative Entrepreneurships (start-ups) to Combat Human Trafficking – Thursday, March 30, 2017
  • Law Enforcement Practitioners and New Media Solutions – Thursday, April 20, 2017
  • Awareness Raising and Campaigning: What and How Does Social Media Contribute? – Thursday, May 18, 2017

For more information on this webinar or the 2016-2017 series, please contact Christina Bain, Director of Babson’s Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery at or visit



** 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 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.