Best Practices in Countering DPRK Proliferation Finance for the Financial Sector
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Dr. Togzhan Kassenova is a senior fellow with the Project on International Security, Commerce, and Economic Statecraft (PISCES) at the Center for Policy Research, SUNY-Albany, a non-resident fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and adjunct faculty at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.
She is an expert on nuclear politics, WMD nonproliferation, and financial crime prevention. She currently works on issues related to proliferation financing controls, exploring ways to minimize access of proliferators to the global financial system.
Previously, 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.
Kassenova holds an MA in Financial Integrity from Case Western Reserve University, a Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Leeds and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).
Complimentary webinar, presented by Global Affairs Canada
The second in a five-part series focuses on counter-proliferation financing risks.
Esta presentación ofrecerá traducción simultánea en Español.
Despite international pressure and tough sanctions, the authoritarian North Korean regime known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has proven resilient and persistent in finding avenues to finance its nuclear and missile programs.
From cryptocrime and coal shipping to procurement of dual-use goods, the DPRK uses a wide variety of tools and techniques to generate funds and buy components for its weapons program off the international market, but almost all have one thing in common – a connection to the legitimate financial system. That means financial institutions and service providers can play a starring role in combating the finances of a global security threat.
In this session, join counter-proliferation financing expert Dr. Togzhan Kassenova as she provides guidance on tools, techniques and compliance considerations for banks and other financial institutions to counter the financing of DPRK weapons program.
The presentation will cover:
- How institutions can improve their ability to identify transactions involving dual-use goods and practical resources to use
- Customer due diligence considerations and techniques to help identify proliferation financing risks
- How to identify potential risks and issues in trade financing transactions
- And more