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Fully online summer course on terrorist finance open to all students

START is offering a fully online summer course on terrorist finance and the methods deployed to counter terrorist finance. This course provides an introduction to terrorists' financial activities and counterterrorism finance and sanctions policy. Taught by the Director of the Office of Terrorist Designations and Sanctions in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Counterterrorism, Jason Blazakis, students will participate in an engaging online format and understand the complexities of this issue first-hand.
The course examines how terrorist groups finance their operations and also emphasizes current policy approaches designed to curb terrorist financing through the application of U.S. and international sanctions. The course explores how multilateral forces, such as the United Nations and Financial Action Task Force counter terrorist finance. At the completion of the course, students will have a better understanding of the key tools, including law enforcement, diplomatic, or intelligence that are deployed to disrupt and deter terrorist finance.
Students can register for an undergraduate or graduate level of the course. No previous knowledge of terrorist finance is needed to register for the course, however it is appropriate for both introductory and advanced students/researchers/practitioners in this area. The three-credit course will be held throughout the Summer I term (May 28 through July 5), but is asynchronous so students are not required to login at specific times.
This course is open to all individuals; non-University of Maryland students can begin the registration process by applying online here, and University of Maryland students can click here to begin the registration process. Interested students must register by May 28.
Please direct any questions to education@start.umd.edu.