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Future of Financial Crime Speaker Series

A look into Hezbollah’s involvement in international criminal activities

Start date and time

June 20, 2013 5:00 PM

End date and time

June 20, 2013 7:00 PM

Time zone:

(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Waterview Conference Center
1919 North Lynn Street
Arlington ,VA

Contact information

Julia Rutherford
+1 617 585 5914

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Join us for an Executive Forum featuring Matthew Levitt, Director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.

Hezbollah is a multifaceted organization: It is a powerful political party in Lebanon, a Shia Islam religious and social movement, Lebanon's largest militia, a close ally of Iran, a transnational organized criminal enterprise, and a global terrorist organization. How does Hezbollah finance its activities?  How extensive are the group’s criminal enterprises?  And how has the group responded to international sanctions and other actions targeting it and its primary state sponsor, Iran?

Drawing on a wide range of sources, Mr. Levitt will provide an overview of Hezbollah's beginnings, its first violent forays in Lebanon, and then its terrorist activities and criminal enterprises. Mr. Levitt will also discuss Hezbollah's role in supporting Palestinian militant groups and Hezbollah's involvement in training and supporting insurgents in post-Saddam Iraq.  We will then have an interactive discussion on Hezbollah's integral, ongoing role in Iran's shadow war with Israel and the West, including plots targeting civilians around the world.

Matthew Levitt is a senior fellow and director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy's Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence. Previously, Levitt served as the deputy assistant secretary for Intelligence and Analysis at the US Department of the Treasury, as an FBI counterterrorism analyst, and as an adviser on counterterrorism to the US State Department. Levitt has taught at Johns Hopkins University/SAIS, held fellowships with the Combating Terrorism Center at the US Military Academy and the Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of Hamas: Politics, Charity, and Terrorism in the Service of Jihad (Yale University Press, 2006).

For additional information, please contact Julia Rutherford at or +1 617 585 5914.

About the Future of Financial Crime Speaker Series
Our speakers select the topics and drive the conversation - all remarks are "off the record". We set aside a portion of each session for informal networking subsequent to the actual discussion. Past participants have welcomed the opportunity to exchange ideas and interact with their peers. We don't use the sessions to promote Deloitte products or services. Questions about the series can be addressed to Julia Rutherford at +1 617 585 5914 or

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