Ian Oxnevad, Cal State San Bernardino alumnus, will speak at the event “Where Does the Money Come From? Financing International Terrorism,” hosted by the World Affairs Council Inland Southern California and the Nebraska World Affairs Council, on Wednesday, July 22, from 2 to 3 p.m. (PDT), via Zoom.

Oxnevad, who received his master’s degree from CSUSB in national security studies with a dual emphasis in Middle East security and terrorism, will discuss where terrorists get money to run their organizations and militant operations, and how banks keep their money safe and available.

“Laws and financial regulations to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, have proliferated around the world,” the event flyer says. “This means that the financial sector of every major country is not only engaged with banking regulators but with intelligence agencies, and foreign policies of countries in which they operate.”

Oxnevad, who has spent almost a decade exploring the financing of global terrorism, will also discuss how it works and why governments haven’t been successful in stopping money from going to criminals and terrorists.  

His book “Making a Killing: States, Banks and Terrorist Financing” (McGill-Queens University Press) will be available soon.

Registration is required to attend the virtual presentation, and can be done online at the World Affairs Council Inland Southern California’s event webpage.

Cal State San Bernardino is one of the World Affairs Council Inland Southern California’s academic partners, with faculty and administrators serving on the council board.

Visit the World Affairs Council Inland Southern California website to learn more about the organization.