At A Glance:

Marshall S. Billingslea is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute, focusing on illicit finance and arms control.

Biography

Marshall S. Billingslea is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute, focusing on illicit finance and arms control with the Kleptocracy Initiative.

Prior to joining Hudson Institute, Mr. Billingslea was the special presidential envoy for arms control at the US Department of State, holding the rank of ambassador. In this capacity, he led arms control negotiations and worked with partners and allies in Europe and Asia on the development and deployment of defensive capabilities.

Before joining the State Department, Mr. Billingslea served as the assistant secretary for terrorist financing at the US Department of the Treasury, where he built international coalitions and led US efforts to counter illicit financial activities around the globe. In 2018, he was selected as president of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)—the global anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing body—and co-chaired the global Counter-ISIS Finance Group and multiple bilateral negotiating fora with friendly and allied nations. Earlier in his career, he served for more than six years as the senior professional staff member for national security affairs on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Before rejoining the US government in 2017, Mr. Billingslea spent more than eight years in the private sector. Between 2001 and 2009, he served in several senior roles within the Department of Defense and at NATO, including as deputy undersecretary of the Navy and assistant secretary general for defense investment at NATO.

Mr. Billingslea holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MA in law and diplomacy from Tufts University. He has been awarded the Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service by the US Secretary of Defense and decorated by the US secretary of the navy with the Distinguished Public Service medal, and received the Treasury Medal in recognition of his work at the Department of the Treasury.

Events
18
January 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Countering Russian Aggression: US Policy Options
Featured Speakers:
William Schneider
Bryan Clark
Marshall Billingslea
Peter Rough
Russian military aircraft taking off from the Ivanovo military base outside Moscow, Russia, on January 6, 2022. (Getty Images)
18
January 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Countering Russian Aggression: US Policy Options

This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EST, Tuesday, January 18. Register for the event here.

Tuesday 12:00 - 1:00PM
Russian military aircraft taking off from the Ivanovo military base outside Moscow, Russia, on January 6, 2022. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
William Schneider
Bryan Clark
Marshall Billingslea
Peter Rough
28
October 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Human Rights Promotion in a Free and Open Indo-Pacific
Featured Speakers:
Marshall Billingslea
John Lee
Michael George DeSombre
Bonnie Glick
Kenneth R. Weinstein
28
October 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Human Rights Promotion in a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

Please be advised: This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Thursday, October 28. Register for the event here.

Thursday 12:00 - 1:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Marshall Billingslea
John Lee
Michael George DeSombre
Bonnie Glick
Kenneth R. Weinstein
09
September 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | How Anti-Corruption Efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean Can Accelerate COVID-19 Recovery
Featured Speakers:
Mauricio Claver-Carone
Marshall Billingslea
Nate Sibley
09
September 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | How Anti-Corruption Efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean Can Accelerate COVID-19 Recovery

Please be advised: This event will premiere on this page at 3:00 p.m. EDT, Thursday, September 9. Register for the event here.

Thursday 3:00 - 4:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Mauricio Claver-Carone
Marshall Billingslea
Nate Sibley
19
May 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Corruption and Impunity in Argentina
Featured Speakers:
María Eugenia Talerico
Mariano Federici
Nate Sibley
Marshall Billingslea
19
May 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Corruption and Impunity in Argentina

Please be advised: This event will have Spanish and English subtitles and will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, May 19. Register fo

Wednesday 12:00 - 1:00PM
Featured Speakers:
María Eugenia Talerico
Mariano Federici
Nate Sibley
Marshall Billingslea