Crime & Corruption

Beyond Compliance:
Transnational Crime and Corruption Challenges and Solutions for Executives

November 28, 2012

The Terrorism, Transnational Crime, and Corruption Center (TraCCC) at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government is offering a one-day executive training program for private, non-profit, and public-sector leaders.

This workshop will help anticipating crime and corruption problems executives and their organizations are increasingly faced with in the global setting, developing a forward-looking orientation based on the particular problem, and creating a positive response as part of their corporate culture. The goal is to:

  • Address the relationship between transnational crime and corruption and the impact on your organization
  • Analyze the emerging global trends in crime and corruption and how current public policy responses such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act will affect your operations
  • Discover the impact beyond compliance of these trends and best practices for managingthese dynamics within your organization

The presenters and speakers come from a range of disciplines at George Mason University, as well the analytical and practitioner community in the Washington, DC area and beyond, such as

  • U.S. Government
  • Private Law Firm
  • Trade Associations

This program:

  • Brings together private, public and non-profit sector experts and ideas.
  • Provides broad global context for how transnational crime and corruption affect business managers, government officials and not-for-profit individuals.
  • Helps develop core skills necessary to address issues beyond compliance.


One-Day Session
Room 120, Founders Hall

3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201 (Virginia Square Metro)
$ 399 fee includes instruction, materials, and luncheon. Space Limited

Conference Agenda

8:30 to 9:00 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 to 9:15 AMWelcome and Program Overview
Frank Neville, Chief of Staff to George Mason University President Angel Cabrera

9:15 to 10:30 AMGlobal Trends and Solutions in Crime and Corruption

  • How crime and corruption pose new management challenges
  • Proposals to deal with these issues in international and national regulatory agencies
  • Alternative policy solutions and how they affect businesses and nonprofits

Dr. Louise Shelley, Director, TraCCC
Ambassador (ret.) Richard D. Kauzlarich, Deputy Director, TraCCC
Ambassador (ret.) Kenneth Yalowitz, Senior Adviser and Diplomat in Residence, TraCCC

10:30 to 10:45 AMBreak

10:45 to 11:30 AMCompliance Issues: A Place to Start

  • How law and compliance, such as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is one job but not necessarily job number one for businesses
  • How FCPA-like measures have expanded internationally

Ms. Mara V.J. Senn, Partner, Specialist on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Arnold and Porter LLP

11:30 to 12:15 PMIllicit Networks

  • Sanctions and illicit trade and finance
  • Human trafficking

INVITED Doug Farah, Senior Fellow International Strategy Center, NDU
Ms. Vanda Felbab Brown, Fellow, Brookings Institution

12:15 – 1:30 PMLunch
E. Chris Johnson – former General Counsel of General Motors

1:30 – 2:30 PMSanctions, Supply Chain and Trade in Counterfeit Goods

  • Forced or unfair labor practices
  • Political environment underpinning unilateral and multilateral sanctions regimes
  • Counterfeit products and components

John Roth, Office of Criminal Investigations, FDA
Mark Troutman, GMU Law School Critical Infrastructure Program

2:30 – 3:30 PMCorporate Strategies for Responding to these Challenges

  • Transnational organized crime and corporations: Recent examples
  • Developing public/private partnerships
  • The Role of NGO

David Faulconer Consultant and Former Immigration and Customs EnforcementOfficial
Ms. Claudia Dumas, President and CEO Transparency international-USA

3:30 – 3:45 PMBreak

3:45 – 4:45 PMCorporate Strategies for Responding to these Challenges

  • Socially responsible behavior beyond compliance
  • Social Media use and impact
  • Public diplomacy

INVITED Ms. Leslie Benton – Vice President and Advocacy Stakeholder Engagement,