The Journal of International Affairs is pleased to announce its fifth Thought Leadership Forum, taking place on Friday, 7 December, 2012 at 6:30 pm at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. 

Moderator
Dipali Mukhopadhyay, PhD, Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs
Keynote
Alison Friedman, Deputy Director, U.S. State Department Office to Combat and Monitor Trafficking in Persons
Panelists
Joseph E. Evans, Former Regional Director of North and Central America, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
Kathi Lynn Austin, Executive Director, Conflict Awareness Project
Warda Henning, Program Management Officer, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Justin Kosslyn, Product Manager, Google Ideas

The Forum is the Journal‘s signature event, bringing together thought leaders from across the policy spectrum to debate pressing global issues. It is a unique opportunity for students and thought leaders to engage in intellectual debate, with a rigor and spirit of inquiry that foster a more nuanced understanding of the issues. This fall’s forum will mark the launch of the Journal‘s Fall/Winter 2012 issue on Transnational Organized Crime This issue features Jay Albanese, Ashley Neese Bybee, Louise Shelley, Lorraine Elliot, and others.

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Globalization has opened world markets to trade and investment, but has also allowed criminal enterprises to build multibillion-dollar empires through money laundering, cyber crime, and the trafficking of human beings, weapons and drugs. The Fall/Winter 2012 issue of the Journal of International Affairs will explore this phenomenon from different perspectives to yield insight about how nations can work together and use global governance to curb its rise. The forum will provide scholars, authors, policymakers, opinion leaders, and students the opportunity to engage in a discussion on transnational organized crime and the evolving threats to international security, financial markets, development, and human rights worldwide.

Friday, 7 December at 6:30 pm
School of International and Public Affairs
420 W 118th Street, 15th floor

Watch the video of the Thought Leadership Forum.
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