European finance ministers have called on the European Central Bank to consider withdrawing the €500 bill as part of the bloc's broader strategy of countering terrorist financing.
Taming the Financial Furies? Cooperation and Compliance in the Counter-Terrorism Financing Regime
Brown Bag Lunch
Series: International Security Brown Bag Seminar
Open to the Public - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
March 24, 2016
|Speaker:||Carlotta M. Minnella, Departmental Lecturer in International Relations, St. John's College, University of Oxford; Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2009–2013|
Related Project: International Security
Following the money, disrupting financial flows, and undermining terrorist groups' financial bases are all key elements of current global counter-terrorism efforts. Counter-terrorism financing (CTF) initiatives are part of a complex international regime, comprising UN instruments, UN counter-terrorism bodies, and ad hoc global and regional non-governmental institutions, such as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
Does this system work? How and why? This seminar will examine the state of the regime, its specific compliance-inducing mechanisms, and states' responses to its provisions. The seminar will argue that the regime's relative success is a function of its socialization practices put in the service of a particular pedagogic project. This project is characterized by an elaborate model of standard setting, norm projection, and rule enforcement that has enabled a heterogeneous audience of state and non-state actors to converge around a particular—albeit not uncontested—set of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing recommendations.
Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.
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