Threat Financing and Emerging Risk

11:00am - 12:00pm

START Headquarters

On Wednesday, March 4 at 11:00am, four researchers from Refinitiv World-Check lead a discussion about regulatory finance and compliance research related to high risk entities and individuals at START Headquarters. The conversation will serve as a snapshot of the team’s work on tracking illicit finance networks and unpacking private sector regulatory compliance. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are appreciated. If you are not a START affiliate, please email Eva Coll ( if you're interested in attending for more information.

Jack Burrus is a Data Scientist and Research Analyst at Refinitiv World Check – He covers cybersecurity, and narcotics trafficking. Prior to joining Refinitiv, Jack has worked for the Defense Department Inspector General, and in Vienna at the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO). He holds an MA in International Relations from King’s College London, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Miami.

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.

Monika Laird is a Research Analyst covering special projects in the Americas. Prior to joining Refinitiv, she worked in enhanced due diligence. She received her MA in Global Governance, Politics, and Security from American University. She holds a BA in International Studies and Journalism from Texas A&M University.

Patrick Martin covers sanctions evasions networks and political risk in Iraq, Syria, and the wider Middle East. He previously worked as a Research Analyst for the Institute for the Study of War where he specialized in Iraqi political, military, and economic affairs and non-governmental paramilitary groups. He received his undergraduate degree in History from Colby College and his Master’s in International Affairs and Development from George Washington University’s Elliott School. He is proficient in Arabic.