CTF Online Symposium No. 1: The Lebanese Hezbollah Financing Threat in Europe
In this webinar, Dr Levitt presented a research briefing on Hezbollah’s financing operations in Europe, as well as the steps being taken by EU member states to tackle these fundraising efforts.
Dr. Matthew Levitt is the Fromer-Wexler Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy where he directs the institute’s Reinhard Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence. He is also an adjunct professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
Previously, Dr Levitt served in the senior executive service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis at the US Department of the Treasury and before that as an FBI counterterrorism analyst. He also served as a State Department counterterrorism advisor to General James L Jones, the special envoy for Middle East regional security.
Dr Levitt is the author of many articles and monographs. His latest book is Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party of God, published by Georgetown University Press and Hurst Publishers.
Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party of God is the first thorough examination of Hezbollah’s covert activities beyond Lebanon’s borders, including its financial and logistical support networks and its criminal and terrorist operations worldwide. Project CRAAFT is an academic research and community-building initiative, funded by the European Commission, designed to build stronger, more coordinated counter terrorist financing capacity across the EU and in its neighbourhood. For more information, visit projectcraaft.eu.