Bankrupting Kleptocracy: Financial Tools to Counter Atrocities in Africa’s Deadliest War Zones

Oct 11 2016 2:00 pm
Oct 11 2016 3:30 pm
America/New York
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2-3:30pm
Location: 
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

One under-recognized factor is fueling many of the world’s most violent crises—not bitter identity rifts or imperial delusions, but the simple drive to amass lucre. Please join us for a discussion about how this trait can be exploited to reduce mass atrocities and leverage peace and good governance. Carnegie will introduce a new Enough Project report, Bankrupting Kleptocracy: Financial Tools to Counter Atrocities in Africa’s Deadliest War Zones.

During the event, speakers will outline ways to counter violent kleptocracies in East and Central Africa by harnessing the tools of financial pressure at the U.S. government’s disposal to go after what often motivates their strongmen in the first place: the ill-gotten gains.

SPEAKERS:

SARAH CHAYES
Sarah Chayes is a senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

J.R. MAILEY
J.R. Mailey is a senior policy analyst at the Enough Project.

KIRK MEYER
Kirk Meyer is a bank secrecy act/anti-money laundering officer at Discover Financial Services.

JACINTH PLANER
Jacinth Planer is an editor and researcher at the Enough Project.

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