Terrorism and illicit finance

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About this event

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 2019, the Security Council passed Resolution 2482, expressing ‘concern that terrorists can benefit from organized crime … as a source of financing or logistical support’. The resolution stressed the urgent need for research on the interlinkages that may exist between terrorism, organised crime and illicit finance. This reflected the growing international focus on the crime-terror nexus. This session will explore this nexus in practice including top-down responses alongside local efforts that harness local knowledge, local researchers and civil society.  

Chair: Emily Winterbotham (RUSI)

Panel: Keith Ditcham (RUSI); Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler (Counter Extremism Project); Joana De Deus Pereira (RUSI) (final panel TBC)

Registration details for Seminar 6 available in 2023.