Events Calendar

Putting a Price on the Priceless: Measuring the Illicit Antiquities Trade in Data and Dollars @ Virtual
Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm

The Schar School’s Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) is hosting an upcoming event on the illicit antiquity trade. This July, for the first time, the G20 will come together to tackle culture —in growing recognition of the threats facing the world’s largest economies from transnational crimes via art and artifacts, including trafficking, money laundering, and criminal financing.

As heads of state and government turn a global spotlight on the illicit trade in cultural property, it is more important than ever that policymakers and law enforcement fully understand the problem. Yet, when compared with other black markets, there is still much we don’t know, and many of the available statistics on the size and scale of the illegal trade in antiquities or the dollar amount of the trade are widely contradictory. This lack of reliable statistics on the size of the market is hampering the international community’s ability to fight back. But how can we quantify looting, smuggling, and related crimes? What data sources can be used? Is absence of evidence actually evidence of absence? What harm is caused by cultural racketeering beyond a dollar amount—to the legitimate art market, global security, and human rights?

Join TraCCC for a stimulating discussion on these questions and more, as they bring together top experts in antiquities trafficking, transnational crime, and the art market.

Public Health, Lessons Learned @ Virtual
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join the Department of Health Administration and Policy for the final webinar of the Health Policy Summer Series. The webinar discussion on “Public Health, Lessons Learned” will feature:
  • Lessons from the National Vaccination Effort: Bechara Choucair, MD, Vaccinations Coordinator at The White House
  • Local Lessons from a Frontline Health Official: Reuben Varghese, MD, MPH, Public Health Director, Arlington County, Virginia
  • Manufacturer Perspectives, US and Global: Sharon Lamberton, MS, Deputy Vice President, PhRMA