4:00—5:30 PM
Center for Global Development
2055 L Street NW
- Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20036

Anti–Money Laundering Policies, De-Risking, and Challenges for Emerging Markets

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Nancy Birdsall
President, Center for Global Development

Opening Remarks

Nathan Sheets
Under Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Treasury


Clay Lowery
Vice President, Rock Creek Global Advisors, Former Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Treasury, and Chair of CGD Working Group on AML

Jean Pesme
Practice Manager, Financial Market Integrity, Finance and Markets Global Practice, World Bank

Vijaya Ramachandran
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development and Director of CGD Working Group on AML

Matt Collin
Research Fellow, Center for Global Development


Rajesh Mirchandani
Senior Director for Communications and Policy Outreach, Center for Global Development

Countering terrorism is and must remain a critical national security priority for the United States and countries around the world. Anti–money laundering (AML) and combating the financing of terrorism (CFT) laws are key tools in these efforts. However, there are rising concerns that these efforts are increasingly hurting emerging market economies. And worse, some of the efforts to combat money laundering and terror financing may be having the opposite effect than intended—driving financial flows underground, making them less transparent and more susceptible to being used for nefarious purposes. How should we think about and address these unintended effects? A new CGD report (to be released at this event) tries to answer this question and will be the focus of the panel discussion that follows Dr. Sheets’ opening remarks.

Registration opens at 3:30 p.m. Please arrive early to secure your seat. The 90 minute panel will be followed by a reception.


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