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Our Global Countering Transnational Organized Crime Alumni Community of Interest Workshop – “Examining Anti-Corruption Policies, Measures and Solutions” began today, Feb. 2 and will end Thursday, Feb. 4. For photos of @GCTOCCOI, visit the Marshall Center Photo Gallery. (Marshall Center graphic by U.S. Army Spec. Christopher Green /RELEASED)

Our Global Countering Transnational Organized Crime Alumni Community of Interest Workshop – “Examining Anti-Corruption Policies, Measures and Solutions” began today, Feb. 2 and will end Thursday, Feb. 4. Below are some quick facts on this workshop:

  • Program director for Countering Transnational Organized Crime is Professor Steve Monaco. Conference Planner is Frank Lewis, and the Event Coordinator is Bryan Schulte.
  • This COI event is our fifth under the Program on Countering Transnational Organized Crime and is the second COI workshop since our program transitioned to a global program. The workshop will include alumni participants from the Marshall Center, primarily from our CTOC program (Formerly CNIT – Countering Narcotics and Illicit Trafficking), as well as alumni from other U.S. Department of Defense Regional Centers. 
  • COI events are an opportunity for continued interaction and cooperation among the alumni network, and an opportunity to examine in detail a topic relevant to CTOC.
  • This Marshall Center workshop for Regional Center alumni worldwide serves as a forum to examine the global scourge of corruption and review effective national, regional, and international anti-corruption approaches, measures, programs and policies.
  • There are 71 participants, including 65 alumni, from 48 countries including: 11 U.S. Africa Command region (9 nations); three U.S. Central Command region alumni; 30 U.S. European Command region; on U.S. Northern Command region; 11 U.S. Pacific Command region; (9 nations); and, 10 U.S. Southern Command region (8 nations).
  • Participant Overview: 60 participants are Marshall Center alumni, which is 85 percent of the participant population - 33 are from CNIT, 10 are from PASS, eight are from PTSS, two from SES, two from SCWMD/R, one from SSTaR and one from SSCB; 15 are from military organizations, 21 percent of the participant population; 56 are from law enforcement and other agencies, 79 percent of the participant population; 11 are female, 15 percent of the participant population; and 60 are male, 85 percent of the participant population.
  • Speakers: seven are from external agencies including the Chief of the Ukraine National Police; eight are facilitators with seven from the CISS faculty and one adjunct professor.
  • Overall objectives of this Global CTOC Alumni COI workshop are: Examine comprehensive approaches to countering corruption, to include best practices and effective anti-corruption measures, programs, and policies; Develop a functionally-based, globally-networked group of security sector professionals to generate sustained communication and facilitate concrete actions in countering security threats; and, Operationalize the network of CTOC-focused alumni from the Marshall Center and other Regional Centers by developing and strengthening ties between alumni, encouraging the exchange of ideas and collaboration, and enabling a platform for partners and stakeholders to engage with, support, and elicit feedback from alumni.
  • You can following this workshop on the @Marshall_Center Twitter and Facebook with participants using the hashtag: #GCTOCCOI. You can see daily photos on the Marshall Center Photo Gallery.