Miners and Loggers, Poachers and Pirates: Understanding Illicit Economies

In this lively and provocative discussion, Open Society Fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown looks at seven illicit economies and explains how they can be managed to enhance human security and strengthen the rule of law. Drawing on extenstive fieldwork around the world—including, most recently, the Horn of Africa and Indonesia—Felbab-Brown analyzes the drug trade, maritime piracy, the trade in WMDs, wildlife and gem smuggling, illiict logging and mining, and trafficking in humans. 

The discussion is moderated by Rupert Skilbeck of the Open Society Justice Initiative. 

Date: December 5, 2012
Time: 12:15 p.m.