Countering Proliferation Finance: Understanding the Essentials

January 28, 2015

Recorded Webinar Now Available On-Line

About the Webinar

The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, as part of a grant funded by the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office held two live webinars on Understanding Proliferation Finance. The second of those webinars—held December 2 (PST)—is now available for viewing.

About Countering Proliferation Finance

Mr. Leonard Spector and Dr. Moyara Ruehsen made a compelling case explaining the link between nuclear proliferation and the finance sector. After a brief introduction, Mr. Spector discussed current methods used to circumvent sanctions on sensitive dual-use items, focusing on Iran and North Korea. He also described how embargoes on high-tech imports lead to illegal trade, in addition to the implementation challenges of the various countermeasures in place today. Dr. Ruehsen delved into the challenges facing financial professionals in trying to stem the tide of proliferation. She used a case study simulation to reinforce her presentation on the various methods investigators can use to detect suspicious activity, including account and transaction monitoring, customer due diligence, and various verification web tools.

The webinar ended with a Q&A session, engaging the professionals in the international export control field who were able to tune in.

Read more information on the Countering Proliferation Finance webinars.

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