Disrupting Illicit Financing in South Asia:

The Next Frontier of Counter-Terrorism Efforts

A conversation with:

Ms. Jennifer Fowler
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes
US Department of Treasury

Mr. Patrick M. McCarthy
Senior Director of Operations for Intelligence and Strategic Threat

Mr. Prasad Nallapati
Retired Additional Secretary
Government of India

Introduced by:

Mr. Vipin Sahijwani
Chief Executive Officer
Lynx Investment Advisory 

Moderated by:

Ms. Hagar Hajjar Chemali
Former Spokesperson for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
US Department of Treasury 

As terrorist groups become increasingly transnational in nature, South Asian countries face rising challenges in countering violent extremism. The problems raised by extremist groups are multifaceted in nature: illicit trafficking of money and goods, underdeveloped anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing monitoring systems, and porous borders within the region only complicate the phenomenon. 

Please join the Atlantic Council for a conversation to discuss South Asia's methods for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing monitoring and preventing violent extremism in the region. In a panel introduced by Mr. Vipin Sahijwani, and moderated by Ms. Hagar Hajjar Chemali, Ms. Jennifer Fowler, Mr. Patrick M. McCarthy, and Mr. Prasad Nallapati will discuss best practices for preventing radicalization with a focus on how to identify illicit financial transactions and analyze potential threats. The conversation comes on the heels of increased acts of violence in India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, which spurs from the radicalization of those most at risk in these countries. 

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