Creating and implementing financial disruption strategies – successes and challenges. A UNODC perspective

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5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
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The Centre for the Study of Illicit Economies, Violence and Development (CIVAD) at SOAS, and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), are organising a series of six seminars which will bring together academics, students, policy makers and practitioners with an interest and engagement in questions of illicit economies, violence and development.

In this keynote presentation, chaired by Heather Marquette (University of Birmingham and FCDO), Oliver Gadney of UNODC's Global Programme Against Money Laundering will discuss the sucesses and challenges of financial disruption strategies.

Chair: Heather Marquette (University of Birmingham and FCDO)

Speaker: Oliver Gadney (UNODC Global Programme Against Money Laundering)

Oliver Gadney works for the Global Programme against Money Laundering, Financing of Terrorism and Proceeds of Crime (GPML) at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Oliver manages a range of projects which provide technical assistance and mentoring to Member States globally on counter terrorist financing and financial disruption methodologies in relation to forestry crime and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Prior to joining UNODC in 2013, Oliver was a detective in the UK Counter Terrorism Command at New Scotland Yard in London, specialised in financial investigations and covert operations.

Professor Heather Marquette is Professor in Development Politics at the University of Birmingham’s International Development Department. She has extensive international experience in research, policy advice and training on the politics of development, governance, corruption, political analysis and aid policy, and a growing interest in serious and organised crime. Her research includes work on Afghanistan, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda. She has published in Governance, Third World Quarterly, Political Studies and Public Administration & Development, among others.