Faculty Notes

Department of Decision Sciences and Information Systems

Irma Becerra-Fernandez (PhD ’94) gave the keynote speech on the first day of the 10th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM) on September 3, 2009. She delivered her talk, which was titled “Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning: Where Technology and Socialization Meet,” to approximately 150 conference attendees. University of Padua, Italy, hosted the event, which took place in its Department of Management and Engineering, located in nearby Vicenza.

Irma Becerra-Fernandez flanked by conference co-chairs Ettore Bolisani, left and Enrico Scarso, right
Irma Becerra-Fernandez flanked by conference co-chairs Ettore Bolisani, left and Enrico Scarso, right

Department of Finance and Real Estate

John Zdanowicz made a number of presentations during September. He spoke at the 8th Annual Anti-Money Laundering Users Forum in Cary, North Carolina on the topic “Emerging Risks: Money Laundering Risks Posed by International Trade Finance.” The event, sponsored by the SAS Institute, Inc., took place September 15-16, 2009. He was also part of a panel discussion at the 5th Annual Terrorism Financing and Money Laundering Forum, another SAS-sponsored event, held September 16-17, 2009 in Cary, North Carolina. A member of the U.S. Department of Justice moderated the session, which was titled “Convergence of Financial Crimes: Fraud, Terrorism Financing and Money Laundering.” He presented on “Trade-Based Money Laundering” at the 4th Annual Mid-Atlantic Anti-Money Laundering Conference in Washington, D.C. on September 22, 2009. The FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), IRS and KPMG sponsored the event. And on September 24, 2009, he participated in a symposium on money laundering, hosted by KeyBank, Cleveland, Ohio. He covered identifying money laundering through international trade, trade finance risk profiling and mitigating trade-based money laundering risks.

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