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Terrorist Financing, Sanctions, and Emerging Risk


Terrorist Financing, Sanctions, and Emerging Risk

Thursday, July 18, 2019
12:30pm - 2:00pm

START Headquarters

On Thursday, July 18 at 12:30pm, four researchers from Refinitiv World-Check will give a lecture titled “Terrorist Financing, Sanctions, and Emerging Risk” at START Headquarters. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are appreciated. If you are not a START affiliate, please email Eva Coll (escoll@umd.edu) if you're interested in attending for more information.

Refinitiv World-Check will lead a discussion about regulatory finance and compliance research related to high risk entities and individuals. The conversation will serve as a snapshot of the team’s work on combating the financing of terrorism, narrative sanctions, and other areas of emerging risk.

Brian Huerbsch is a Research Manager - Threat Finance and Emerging Risk at Refinitiv, and an anti-trafficking specialist. Prior to joining World-Check, he was in case management at Thomson Reuters Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) and previously worked in the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Illicit Financial Methodologies unit. He holds an MA in Global Security Studies from Johns Hopkins University.

Stacy Hubert is a Research Analyst covering state owned enterprises and narrative sanctions for Refinitiv. Previously she worked as a program analyst for the Department of Energy. She received her MA in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies from Columbia University. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park.

Liza Layer is a Research Analyst for Refinitiv. Her focus areas include terrorism in Russia and Tajikistan, and sanctions related content. In the past, she has worked with Transparency International-Russia and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She holds a BA in International Studies from American University.

Elvis Asiamah is a Senior Research Analyst at Refinitiv. His areas of responsibility include terrorism and insurgency in Sub-Saharan Africa, UK, and Ireland, in addition to narrative sanctions. He previously worked as a research assistant at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). He earned an MSc in Security Studies from University College London and is a graduate of West Virginia University.