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Transnational Crime, Money Laundering and Pirate Banking

Mar 24 2005 12:00 am





Transnational Crime, Money Laundering and Pirateï Banking: Tales From The Global Underground Economy


a panel discussion with


JAMES S. HENRY, investigative journalist and author of The Blood Bankers: Tales From The Global Underground Economy (4 Walls 8 Windows, Dec. 2003). His new book is The Pirate Bankers: More Tales From The Global Underground Economy. (Forthcoming, Avalon, 2005). He is a Harvard trained economist and lawyer, the managing director of a business development consulting firm, and editor of the online magazine, SubmergingMarkets.com.


and


ROBERT A. LEVINSON, CEO of a leading private investigation firm. Former Special Agent for the U.S. Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the FBI. He has extensive experience investigating international fraud and money laundering, including the Columbian drug cartels, the Russian mafia, and other major transnational criminal organizations.


Moderated by


SHERLE SCHWENNINGER, the founding editor of the World Policy Journal


One of the growing and unheralded problems affecting the ability of the United States to mount a battle against terrorism and under-gird its efforts to stabilize its own domestic and international finances is the so-called global underground economy. Within this vast hidden enclave, billions of dollars flow in unaccountable way to Al Qaeda terrorists, Iraqi guerrilla fighters, rebel gangs, arms dealers, organized crime cartels, drug lords and rogue states. The two panelists, experts in the by-ways and techniques of the operators in this alternative universe, will discuss the results of their first-hand investigations into money laundering, drug trafficking, corruption and other growing sectors of this hidden and increasingly dangerous conspiracy that threatens the security of democratic states.


Thursday, March 24, 2005, 6:00-7:30PM . Swayduck Auditorium, First Floor, 65 Fifth Avenue (between East 13th -14th). Admission is free.


RSVP 212-229-5808 to reserve seating or Email: wpi@newschool.edu If you need special accommodations, please call at least five days in advance.


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