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The Global Countering Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) Alumni Community of Interest workshop will be held Feb. 22 to 24 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. (Marshall Center graphic by U.S. Army Spec. Christopher Green)

Dates: Feb. 22 to 24

Title: “Counter Threat Finance and Countering Illicit Financial Activities on the Part of Transnational Criminal Organizations (TOC)”

Objectives of this Global CTOC Alumni Community of Interest workshop are:

  • Analyze counter financing threats, initiatives and success.
  • Examine new opportunities to limit the financial activities of TOC.
  • Gain insight and share counter threat finance success and challenges of alumni.
  • Increase interaction and cooperation among the alumni network.

Director: Professor Joe Vann is the COI coordinator and the Program on Countering Transnational Organized Crime Course Director.

Deputy Directors: Special Agent John Fencsak and U.S. Army Col. Robert Peters

Number of times the workshop has been held: This is the seventh annual Countering Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC), formerly named Countering Narcotics and Illicit Trafficking (CNIT), Alumni Community of Interest (COI) event after successful workshops starting in 2012 through February 2016. This is the fourth consecutive global CTOC/CNIT alumni workshop with alumni selected from multiple U.S. Department of Defense Regional Centers spanning the globe.

Next Alumni Community of Interest Workshop: Aug. 22 to 24

Next CTOC: May 10 to 25

Class Composition/demographics: (Registered as of Feb. 21) 71 total Participants and speakers, including 60 alumni, 58 of whom are Marshall Center alumni, seven alumni from William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (WJPC), three from Near East-South Asia for Strategic Studies (NESA), two from Africa Center on Security Studies (ACSS), and one from the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI-APCSS); 22 are military (31%) and 49 are civilian (69%), 15 are female (21%) and 56 are male (79%).

Participants represent 43 nations, including:

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Follow this event on social media with the hashtags: #anticorruption #corruption #combatpoaching #moneylaundering #traffickers #refugees

Photos from this workshop can be found on the MC Photo Gallery.