Johns Hopkins SAIS to host “Combating Terrorist Financing: Advances and Challenges 15 Years After 9/11” with the Acting Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY
 
"Combating Terrorist Financing: Advances and Challenges 15 Years After 9/11," with Adam Szubin, Acting Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). The discussion is a part of the Forum on Foreign Policy and Global Security. 

In the wake of September 11, Treasury's Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence was created to detect, disrupt, and dismantle the financial networks of terrorist groups around the world. Today, countering terrorist financing is an integral part of the United States' broader strategy to combat terrorism. Acting Under Secretary Szubin will discuss the progress made and the challenges ahead.


Speaker
Adam Szubin
Acting Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the U.S. Department of the Treasury

Moderator
Dr. Eliot Cohen
Robert E. Osgood Professor and Director of Strategic Studies at Johns Hopkins SAIS

Time and Date
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Location
Johns Hopkins SAIS
Kenney Herter Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Register
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can RSVP through the online registration form. Camera setup will only be permitted from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
 
A live stream of the event will be available here
 
Media Contact
Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
202.853.7983 mobile
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About the Speaker

Adam Szubin serves as the Acting Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.  In this role, Szubin leads the policy, enforcement, regulatory, and intelligence functions of the Treasury Department aimed at identifying and disrupting the lines of financial support to international terrorist organizations, proliferators of weapons of mass destruction, narcotics traffickers, and other actors posing a threat to our national security or foreign policy.  He is also responsible for overseeing the Treasury Department’s efforts to combat money laundering and financial crimes.

Szubin served as the Director of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) from 2006 to 2015 and, earlier, as the Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.   Before joining the Treasury Department, he served in the Department of Justice as Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General, coordinating the Justice Department’s efforts to combat terrorism financing.  Prior to assuming that position, he worked as a trial attorney with the Justice Department’s Terrorism Litigation Task Force.

About Johns Hopkins SAIS

A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today’s critical issues. For more than 70 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school’s interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.


For more information, visit sais-jhu.edu or @SAISHopkins



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Date: 
Monday, October 17, 2016