The Crime-Terror Intersections and Intelligence-Led Responses

April 19, 2018
9am – 4pm
Big 12 Room, Kansas Union
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
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9:00am – 9:15am   Welcome

9:15am – 11:00am   The Crime-Terror Nexus: How the Illicit Economy and Terrorism Intersect
James Piazza (Penn State), Chair and Discussant

Irina A. Chindea (University at Albany, SUNY) and John P. Sullivan (Center for Advanced Studies on Terrorism), Of Gangsters, Jihadists, and Criminal Insurgents: Assessing the Crime-Terror Nexus

Etienne Rosas (RAND Corporation) and Colin P. Clarke (RAND Corporation), The European Dimensions of the Islamic State's Crime-Terror Nexus: From Tactical to Strategic?

Nazli Avdan (KU), Unholy Ties: Transborder Crime and Transnational Terrorism

Mariya Y. Omelicheva (KU) and Lawrence P. Markowitz (Rowan University), When the Crime-Terror Nexus Does Not Materialize: Drug Trafficking and Terrorism in Russia

Video of Panel [1:56:26]

11:15am - 12:30pm   Keynote
Dana Priest, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Top Secret America
"Surviving the Interagency Monster: Secrets of Success No Insider Will Tell You"
Keynote Flyer

Video of Keynote [1:11:19]

12:30pm - 2:00pm   Lunch

2:00pm - 3:45pm   U.S. Government Responses to the Crime-Terror Nexus
Mariya Omelicheva (KU), Chair and Discussant

David Luna, President & CEO, Luna Global, Former U.S. Diplomat

Odean Serrano, IC CAE, NGA Ambassador

Kevin Rousseau, Distinguished Chair for Intelligence Studies, US Army CGSC

TBA representative, U.S. Attorney’s Office

Kelly Haller, Branch Chief, J24 Counternarcotics & Threat Finance, USNORTHCOM

George Beebe, Director for Intelligence & National Security, Center for National Interest

Video of Panel [1:47:22]

3:45pm - 4:00pm   Closing Remarks