September 29, 2020
Understanding how corruption is accelerating illegal logging and deforestation during the COVID-19 pandemic
Join TraCCC in our partnership with TNRC for a virtual panel that focuses on corruption as an important facilitator of illegal logging in the Amazon ( Peru and Brazil) and Mozambique. Experts will address COVID-19 era developments in a historical context, discuss their recent research and publications and advocate means to effectively address this crucial problem that undermines biological diversity, exacerbates climate change and often threatens forest-dependent communities. We will discuss strategies to address corruption and follow the money in regard to this illicit trade.
Maureen Moriarty-Lempke, PhD, Senior Fellow, Duke University Center for International Development and Senior Associate, Land and Security, CDA Collaborative Cambridge
Julia Marisa Sekula, Coordinator - Climate and Security, Instituto Igarapé
Julia M. Urrunaga, Peru Director, Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)
Debra LaPrevotte, Senior Investigator, The Sentry (Moderator)
Date: September 29, 2020
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 AM ET
November 5, 2020
David Scheffer Addresses ICC
David J. Scheffer is visiting senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), with a focus on international law and international criminal justice. Scheffer is also the Tom A. Bernstein Genocide Prevention Fellow working with the Ferencz International Justice Initiative at the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, as well as Clinical Professor Emeritus and Director Emeritus of the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago. From 2012 to 2018 he was the U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Expert on U.N. Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials. He is Vice-President of the American Society of International Law.
Date: November 5, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
Registration and more details forthcoming.
This course (coming in late Fall 2020) will provide information on understanding how money laundering works, current issues, trends, and methodologies used by today’s bad actors – once having accumulated money from an array of illicit activities – who hide, disguise, and launder so that authorities cannot determine where the dirty money comes from. The instructors will share practical insights on what works and what does not by examining effective international standards such as those by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), AML measures, best practices, and case studies in detecting and preventing the laundering of dirty money. This course will also focus on trade-based money laundering (TBML), underground financial systems, black market exchanges, new payment methods (NPMs), and other illicit finance processes, vehicles, and methods that enable bad actors to disguise and clean their dirty money.
The training webinar is aimed for professionals in all sectors and industries impacted by illicit finance and TBML.
Topics covered in this five-week course over 10 sessions including the following:
i. Introduction to Money Laundering (Understanding Illicit Finance)
ii. Illicit Financial Flows
iii. Trade Based Money Laundering (TBML)
iv. Misuse of the International Gold Trade
v. Underground Financial Systems
vi. Black Market Exchanges
vii. Free Trade Zones (FTZs)
viii. Offshores and Safe Havens (Illicit Cash)
ix. TBML: Government and Industry Countermeasures
x. Practical Exercises
Throughout the five weeks, students will be challenged to work through the various methodologies to think of ways to develop potential solutions to target the numerous money laundering threats using the materials and instruction provided throughout the course.
[60 minutes per session; two (2) sessions per week for five (5) weeks. Fall 2020]
For more information please visit https://schar.gmu.edu/prospective-students/programs/executive-education/...
** Unless otherwise specified, all events are free, open to the public, and are held at Van Metre 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Van Metre Hall (see map). TraCCC is unfortunately unable to validate parking.