Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts BookTalk: Blood Profits: How American Consumers Unwittingly Fund Terrorists
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BookTalk: Blood Profits: How American Consumers Unwittingly Fund Terrorists

  • Date / Time:
  • December 14, 2017
  • 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Venue:
  • FPRI
  • 1528 Walnut Street
  • Philadelphia. PA. US. 19102
Click here to register.

The illegal trade of everyday counterfeit products — a $400 billion a year industry — is a big chunk of what’s actually funding terrorist groups around the world, argues FPRI’s Vanessa Neumann in her new book Blood Profits.  In this talk, Neumann will explain how purchasing illegal goods translates into supporting organized crime and terrorists — and what can be done about it.  
Neumann, a senior fellow of FPRI specializing in the crime-terror nexus,  is president of Asymmetrica, a consultancy on strategies for corporate clients and governments to dismantle illicit trade. She serves on the OECD’s Advisory Groupo for the Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade.  She also holds fellowships at Yale University and Columbia University.  She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University. 

Books will be for sale following the event or are available for purchase here.


  • Free and open to the public. 
  • Lunch immediately following exclusively for FPRI Members at the $500 level and above.
  • Reservations are required. Click here to register for this event.
  • For more information, contact Rachel Hemler at [email protected] or at 215-732-3774 ext. 112.