15
November 2017
Past Event
Kleptocratic Regimes and National Security: A Pervasive Threat and How It Can be Neutralized
Wednesday 4:00 - 9:45AM

Kleptocratic Regimes and National Security: A Pervasive Threat and How It Can be Neutralized

Past Event
Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
November 15, 2017
15
November 2017
Wednesday 4:00 - 9:45AM
Past Event

1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20004

Speakers:
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Kate Bateman

International Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Elise Bean

Former Staff Director and Chief Counsel, U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

Brad Brooks-Rubin

Policy Director, Enough Project

Charles Davidson

Former Executive Director, Kleptocracy Initiative

Michael Dziedzic

Adjunct Faculty, George Mason University; Vice President, Pax Advisory

Len Hawley

Former National Security Council Director for Multilateral Affairs

Len Hawley

Former National Security Council Director for Multilateral Affairs

Jason Ladnier

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, Department of State

Michael Loughnane

Lead Instructor, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Threat Financing, Loughnane Associates

Michael Miklaucic

Director of Research, Information and Publications, Center for Complex Operations, National Defense University

Ted Moorman

Financial economist and data scientist

Louise Shelley

Director, Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center, George Mason University

Kelly Uribe

Director for Stability Operations, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Jodi Vittori

Senior Policy Advisor, Global Witness

David Williams

Former Inspector General for the U.S. Postal Service

Kleptocratic regimes abscond with national assets and use those assets against both their own citizens and the United States and its allies. The national security implications of this global phenomenon are wide ranging, overlapping, and poorly recognized. This conference, co-sponsored by the Hudson Institute and George Mason University's Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center, has two objectives.

First, to identify and raise awareness about the vast array of threats that are caused or exacerbated by kleptocracies: great power competitors, nuclear aspirants, terrorism, organized crime, state failure, genocide, and obstruction of peace and stability operations. Second, to propose and obtain feedback on recommendations for responding to this threat.

To view Ms. Bateman's slides, click here.

To view Mr. Miklaucic's slides, click here.

To view Mr. Dziedzic's slides, click here.

To view Mr. Brooks-Rubin's slides, click here.

To view Mr. Loughnane's slides, click here.

To view Ms. Vittori's slides, click here.

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