Please join the Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center on Friday September 24th 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET for a virtual roundtable on the future of sanctions in the United Nations (UN) toolkit.

Over the last decades, UN sanctions have become an indispensable policy tool to address a range of international issues including human rights violations, illegal smuggling, and demobilization of armed groups. However, their instrumentality has come under scrutiny as conflicts become more entrenched and with increasing roadblocks on the United Nations Security Council.

As UN members states reconsider the utility of targeted financial sanctions, this event occurs during the UN General Assembly’s High-Level Week and aims to take a fresh look at the purpose, effectiveness, and impact of these sanctions. To foster a fruitful dialogue, the Atlantic Council is bringing together high-level stakeholders from multilateral institutions, academia, think tanks, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations.


Sue Eckert
Senior Associate, The Humanitarian Agenda
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

George A. Lopez
Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies
Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

Kimberly Prost
International Criminal Court

Jacqueline Shire
Financial Sanctions and Counter-Terrorism Finance Expert
United Nations


Howard Wachtel
Non-resident Senior Fellow
Atlantic Council GeoEconomics Center

At the intersection of economics, finance, and foreign policy, the GeoEconomics Center is a translation hub with the goal of helping shape a better global economic future.