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Returning Stolen Assets: Current Issues and Future Challenges for the International Community

October 24, 2014 • 9:00 – 11:00 am EDT

Ambassador Valentin Zellweger of the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jai Ramaswamy of the U.S. Justice Department, and Emile van der Does de Willebois of the World Bank, will discuss with with CSIS Senior Adviser Juan Zarate the current status of returning illicit assets to the countries of the Arab Spring, the efforts on asset recovery with regard to Ukraine, and possible future steps of the international community in order to deal with corrupt regimes and their illicit assets held abroad.

Jai Ramaswamy
Section Chief, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering, U.S. Department of Justice

Ambassador Valentin Zellweger
Legal Adviser, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Emile van der Does de Willebois
Senior Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank
Legal Adviser, Stolen Asset Recovert (StAR) Initiative

Moderated by:
The Honorable Juan C. Zarate
Former Deputy National Security Adviser for Combating Terrorism
Author, "Treasury's War"
Senior Adviser, CSIS

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Juan C. Zarate
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Warfare, Irregular Threats, and Terrorism Program and Human Rights Initiative