Olivia Kearney was previously the Community Engagement Officer for Project CRAAFT (Collaboration, Research and Analysis Against Financing of Terrorism) funded by the European Union. In this role she built and engaged a network to promote cross-border connectivity and greater counter terrorist financing (CTF) capacity across the EU and its neighbourhood. Olivia's work also included community engagement activities for CFCS as well as research on threat financing.
Prior to joining RUSI, she served as a project assistant for the International Centre for Counter Terrorism (ICCT) in the Hague. She holds an MA in Criminal Justice from Leiden University in the Netherlands.
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Transatlantic Response to Illicit Finance Taskforce Member
Thoughts on the Taskforce:
This Taskforce provides a prime opportunity to not only formulate Trans-Atlantic initiatives to strengthen global democracy, but to also bring together a group of individuals who can use these ideas on a realistic level to drive actionable and sustainable outcomes in the fight against illicit finance.
TARIF aims to strengthen global democracy by identifying viable ways in which the UK and US can combine efforts in tackling illicit finance.