Authoritarian States’ Illicit Finance and Kleptocracy: Threats to Democracy, Peace and Security

6 December 2021  12:00 - 13:00

Virtual Event | Organised by Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC), Anti-Illicit Trade Institute (AITI), George Mason University (GMU) | Held in USA in English
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The one-hour long webinar consists of two sessions aimed at discussing possible ideas, solutions, and recommended actions to S4D and the United States and S4D communities. Session one, The Corruptive Influence of Authoritarian States: A Kleptocracy Security Threat to Democracy and Human Rights, will feature Dr. Louise I. Shelley, director of TraCCC and Claudia Escobar, former Judge of the Court of Appeals of Guatemala and a respected legal scholar. The first session will be moderated by David M. Luna, Co-Director, TraCCC-AITI. Session two, Illicit Financing of Crime, Violence, and Insecurity in Authoritarian States, will feature two internationally-recognized experts and instructors of the TraCCC-AITI ongoing program on authoritarianism, John Cassara and Lakshmi Kumar. Session two will be moderated by Dr. Layla Hashemi. The event will also feature Corina Rebegea from the National Democratic Institute (NDI).



Dr. Louise I. Shelley, Claudia Escobar, John Cassara, Lakshmi Kumar
David M. Luna, Dr. Layla M. Hashemi