Illicit Networks Roundtable Series

Director: Stewart M. Patrick, Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program
March 21, 2012 - Present

These working group roundtables, cosponsored by CFR and Google Ideas, are held in preparation for a major Google Ideas summit on illicit networks, that will take place in July 2012. The roundtables gather an intimate group of experts, policymakers, former participants and survivors of transnational crime to analyze the structure of illicit networks, and discuss gaps, flaws, or prospects in policies to combat violent transnational crime. The roundtable series is sponsored by a generous grant from the Robina Foundation to the Council on Foreign Relations' International Institutions and Global Governance (IIGG) program, and Google Ideas.

Meeting Notes:

Rescue Gone Wrong: Misconnections Between Policies and Lived Experiences of Trafficking (PDF)

Illicit Networks: Mafia States, Nonstate Actors (PDF)

Illicit Actors: Mapping Networks, Assessing Tactics (PDF)

Meetings

Roundtable Meeting

Rescue Gone Wrong: Misconnections Between Policies and Lived Experiences of Trafficking

Speakers:

Elizabeth Bernstein, Associate Professor, Columbia University, Florrie Burke, Chair Emeritus, Freedom Network USA, Ann Jordan, Director, Program on Force Labor and Trafficking, American University

Presider:

Pardis Mahdavi, Fellow, Google Ideas
May 21, 2012

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Illicit Networks: Mafia States, Nonstate Actors

Speakers:

Misha Glenny, Douglas Farah, Senior Fellow, International Assessment and Strategy Center, David L. Asher, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security

Presider:

Scott Carpenter, Principal, Google Ideas
April 27, 2012

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Illicit Actors: Mapping Networks, Assessing Tactics

Speakers:

James Cockayne, Codirector, Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation, Phil Williams, Professor of International Security, University of Pittsburgh, Vanda Felbab-Brown, Fellow in Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution, Peter R. Andreas, Professor of Political Science and International Studies, Brown University, Pardis Mahdavi, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Pomona College

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations
March 21, 2012

This meeting is not for attribution.