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Proven Track Record

A.    Research Publications by our President, Amit Kumar, PH.D.

•    Expert Testimony before the Standing Committee on Finance, House of Commons, Parliament of Canada on “Terrorist Financing on Canada and Abroad”.

•    Importance of the Counterterrorism Dimension in the US-India Relationship. The Hill, Washington DC

•    Amit Kumar, Counter-Threat Finance and National Security: Treasury’s Inimitable and Indispensable Role. National Security Law Journal. George Mason Law School.

•    “The Revised FATF Standards and Methodology: Implications for CFT Efforts”. The Anti-Money Laundering Association (AMLA).   

•    Combating Hizballah’s Global Network. Amit Kumar, Yonah Alexander, and others. Potomac Institute.

•    International Efforts in Countering the Financing of Terrorism: A Status Check. George Mason Law School.

•    The Criticality of Information Sharing in Countering the Financing of Terrorism Efforts in India. George Mason Law School.

•    The Monitoring of the Implementation of Financial Sanctions Against Al-Qaida: An Assessment and Steps for the Future. Center for National Policy, Washington DC.

•    The Current Threat from Al-Qaeda and US Counterterrorism Strategy. Center for National Policy, Washington DC.

•    The US Exit from Afghanistan: Implications for the Role of South Asian Stakeholders. Center for National Policy, Washington DC.

•    The Revised FATF Standards: A Shot in the Arm for Countering the Financing of Terrorism Efforts. Center for National Policy, Washington DC.

•    The Untamed Threat from Lashkar-e-Tayibba. Center for National Policy, Washington DC.

•    The US-India Security Relationship: Some Highlights and the Road for the Future. Center for National Policy, Washington DC.

•    The Decline of Al-Qaeda Central; The Rise of Al-Qaeda Affiliates; The Arab Spring; and Implications for US Security. Center for National Policy, Washington DC.

•    The Need for Including Critical Infrastructure Resilience Ability in United Nations Counter Terrorism Capacity Assessments. George Mason Law School.

•    An Examination of Policy and Organizational Issues Relating to the role of Public-Private Partnerships in Preparing for a Terrorist Attack on the Food and Agriculture Sector. George Mason Law School.

B. Conference Papers/Training/Seminars/Media Appearances/Congressional Briefings

•    Invited speaker for Webinar “APAC Focus: Coping with Global Compliance Complexities” Association for Certified Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).

•    Hosted and Moderated Panel on India’s Fast Changing and Happening Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) World. AMLA.

•    Invited speaker on “Terror Trade: Weapons, Narcotic, and Fake Currency” for International Conference titled “Integrated Approach to Counter-Terrorism”. India Foundation and Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice.

•    Invited speaker for Webinar “Case Study: What the Post-ISIS World Demands of AML Professionals”. ACAMS.

•    Invited speaker on “Optimizing Surveillance Programs to Spot Emerging Financial Crime Trends in India” ACAMS India.

•    Invited speaker for the Webinar on “APAC Financial Crime Briefing: Applying the Latest Tools and Techniques. ACAMS Asia.

•    Moderator and Program Chair of the US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) Conference “US-India Counterterrorism Cooperation: Salient Issues, Common Approaches, and Avenues for Future Growth”. Capitol Hill, Washington DC.

•    Invited Speaker on “Terrorist Financing Networks in the Middle East and South Asia: A Comparative Assessment”, Amit Kumar, Marvin Weinbaum. Middle East Institute, Washington DC. Reference at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWVApqchRwc&app=desktop

•    Invited Speaker on “South Asia Security Challenges: National, Regional, and Global Perspectives”. Potomac Institute.

•    Invited Speaker on “The Lone Wolf Challenge: Past Experience and Future Outlook”. Amit Kumar, Kyle Olson, Yonah Alexander, and others. Potomac Institute. C-SPAN coverage at http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/NatureofD

•    Invited Speaker on “The Revised FATF Standards and Methodology: Implications for CFT Efforts.” AMLA.

•    Moderator and presenter with John Cassara and others for Panel “Challenges Facing the Implementation of AML/CFT laws in the US and South Asia: A Comparative Perspective” 8th Homeland Security Law Institute. American Bar Association.

•    Interviewed by ACAMS moneylaundering.com for story: “Greater International Pressure Needed to Track Down on Terror Group LeT: CFT Analyst”. Reference at http://cnponline.org/p/greater-international-pressure-needed-to-crack-down-on-terror-group-let-cft-analyst/

•    Invited Speaker on "Countering the Financing of Terrorism Measures against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT): An Analysis of the Role of the Pakistani Government”. University of Maryland. National Press Club, Washington DC.