Countering Proliferation Financing – Challenges and Opportunities in the Hunt for WMDs
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When: Thursday, October 4th
1:00 - 2:00 PM ET
Where: On24 Webinar

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Presented by Dr. Togzhan Kassenova, Non-Resident Fellow of the Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Of all the challenges in the financial crime arena, the hunt for financial footprints tied to weapons of mass destruction has emerged as one of the most critically important.

Though related to money laundering and terrorist financing, proliferation financing presents its own unique set of issues. In the wrong hands, widely used consumer goods can become raw materials for explosives, chemical arms, or the components of nuclear weapons. A lack of awareness means that some financial institutions are not looking carefully for transactions tied to proliferation financing – If they are looking at all.

Recent events related to Iran and North Korea have only made the subject more pressing. In this webinar, an expert on proliferation financing examines the current risk landscape, and provides guidance on how the financial sector can improve its response. The presentation will cover:

  • Proliferation risks
  • Typologies of proliferation financing 
  • Challenges with implementing proliferation financing controls
  • Recommendations for the financial sector

Note: This is an encore presentation of a webinar originally presented with the ACFCS Mid-Atlantic chapter on July 26th, 2018. The content and topics covered will generally be the same as in that presentation.

This webinar is eligible for 1 continuing education credit and/or CFCS credit. A recording of the presentation, slides, and certificate of participation will be available for ACFCS members only.

About the Presenter

Dr. Togzhan Kassenova, Non-Resident Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Dr. Togzhan Kassenova is a non-resident fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. She specializes in nuclear nonproliferation, export controls, and proliferation financing controls.

Prior to joining the Carnegie Endowment, Kassenova worked as a senior research associate at the University of Georgia’s Center for International Trade and Security in Washington, DC, as a postdoctoral fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, and as an adjunct faculty member at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She was previously a journalist and professor in Kazakhstan.

From 2011 to 2015 Kassenova served on the UN secretary general’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters.

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