Jamestown Convenes Experts to Discuss Terrorism Financing

Washington DC – For Immediate Release

Contact: Chris Heffelfinger, (202) 483-8888

The Jamestown Foundation, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Principality of Liechtenstein, was proud to host ‘Fighting the Financing of Terrorism’.

“I think it’s very timely that the Jamestown Foundation and the Principality of Liechtenstein are hosting this event – timely because this is a topic that is terribly important, and if anyone needed any evidence of that we certainly got it again in Madrid on Thursday,” commented former Undersecretary of Commerce Stuart Eizenstat, who opened the event.

One of the first discussions to address this critical topic, the luncheon featured Michael Lauber, Director, Financial Intelligence Unit of Liechtenstein; Daniel Glaser, Director of Money Laundering and Financial Crimes, U.S Department of the Treasury and Head of the U.S. Delegation to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF); and Jonathan Winer, Former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Law Enforcement.

The event represented the initial stages in Jamestown’s efforts to raise awareness about the importance of this subject. “By bringing attention to this under-discussed and under-analyzed topic, we hope to promote the development of a successful global structure for combating terrorist financing,” said Jamestown President Glen Howard.

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