Celina Realuyo: Combating Terrorist Financing And Illicit Networks

Combating Terrorist Financing And Illicit Networks

Celina Realuyo

November 9, 2011

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

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Celina Realuyo is an Assistant Professor of National Security Affairs Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at National Defense University. She looked at the new threat environment and the central role that financing plays. She went go through several case studies, including the Haqqani network, the Afghan Taliban, Al-Qaeda, and Hezbollah. She showed that while the nexus of terrorism and crime creates heightened threats for the United States, it also creates more opportunities for countering the threats.

Realuyo is one of the world’s leading experts on terrorist financing. Since 2007, she has been educating senior U.S. and foreign military and civilian leaders on national security affairs, as Assistant Professor of Counterterrorism at the National Defense University and Adjunct Professor of International Affairs at The George Washington University, teaching “Combating Terrorism: Strategies and Policies,” “Terrorism and Crime,” and “Globalization and National Security.”  From 2002-2006, Celina served as the Director of Counterterrorism Finance Programs in the U.S. Secretary of State’s Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism in Washington, D.C.

She gave another talk at the Westminster Institute in 2016 on Defunding ISIS and Other Terrorists.