Financial Tools to Counter Atrocities in Africa’s Deadliest War Zones, Presented by the Enough Project at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
WHAT: On Tuesday, October 11, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will host “Bankrupting Kleptocracy: Financial Tools to Counter Atrocities in Africa’s Deadliest War Zones.” The event will launch the Enough Project’s new report by the same name and discuss 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 wealth. For media unable to attend, the presentation will be simulcast on livestream video.
- J.R. Mailey, co-author of the “Bankrupting Kleptocracy” report and Senior Policy Analyst at the Enough Project (Mailey is also lead author of the recent groundbreaking investigative report by The Sentry “War Crimes Shouldn’t Pay”)
- Jacinth Planer, co-author of the “Bankrupting Kleptocracy” report and Researcher at the Enough Project
- Kirk Meyer, Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Officer at Discover Financial Services
- Sarah Chayes, Senior Associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 | 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. EDT
EVENT LOCATION: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036
WATCH THE LIVESTREAM VIDEO OF THE EVENT: http://eno.ug/2dGbNia
FOR MEDIA: For media planning to attend the event in person, please email: [email protected]. For media inquiries, interview requests, and advance copies of the report, please contact: Greg Hittelman, Director of Communications, +1 310 717 0606, [email protected].
About THE ENOUGH PROJECT
The Enough Project, an atrocity prevention policy group, seeks to build leverage for peace and justice in Africa by helping to create real consequences for the perpetrators and facilitators of genocide and other mass atrocities. Enough aims to counter rights-abusing armed groups and violent kleptocratic regimes that are fueled by grand corruption, transnational crime and terror, and the pillaging and trafficking of minerals, ivory, diamonds, and other natural resources. Enough conducts field research in conflict zones, develops and advocates for policy recommendations, supports social movements in affected countries, and mobilizes public campaigns. Learn more – and join us – at www.EnoughProject.org.