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Rome, 9 – 19 JAN 2018

54 hours classroom training Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4.00 pm

Optional study tour: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Vienna, Jan 21-23, 2018

Organized by Link Campus University in collaboration with the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, the course Terrorism Financing Identification and Prevention provides a clear understanding of how terrorism works and how terrorist groups finance their operations.

The international legal frameworks to counter terrorism financing will also be covered, with particular focus on the US and Italian legislations, policies and practices.

The course is open to all with subject matter's sufficient background  knowledge.

Classes will be held in English - Students are required to have a good working knowledge of both written and spoken English.

Further social and cultural activities will be offered to participants. 


The course is open to all individuals, yet a prior subject matter knowledge is required. an advanced degree is preferred. It is particularly relevant for:

  • Who wishes and needs to learn about Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) and its relationship with money laundering.
  • MLROs (Money Laundering Reporting Officer)
  • Financial Crime and Risk officers
  • Anyone whose role involves managing counter terrorism financing/money laundering issues such as consultants and auditors
  • Students and practitioners.


Location: Via del Casale di San Pio V, 44 - Rome, Italy
Length: 9 January – 19 January 2018
Optional study tour: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) - 21 January - 23 January 2018 Vienna, Austria
Lectures: 54 Hours seminar style lectures - Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Language: Taught in English
Additional Information: The course also includes extra-curricular activities such as visits and social events



Tuesday, January 9
Terrorism: Definition and Legal Framework
Prof. Paola Giannetkis
Wednesday, January 10
The Jihad Galaxy Before and After ISIS
Prof. Arije Antinori
Thursday, January 11
Lone Wolfs and Foreign Fignters
Prof. Paola Giannetkis
Friday, January 12
Terrorism Financing
Prof. Ranieri Razzante
Monday, January 15
Terrorism Financing
Prof. Marco Provvidera
Tuesday, January 16
Islamic State Finincing
Prof. Arije Antinori
Wednesday, January 17
International Anti Money Laundering Law
Prof. Ranieri Razzante
Thursday, January 18
The U.S. Approach to Countering Terrorism and Illicit Activities Financing
Prof. Marco Provvidera
Friday, January 19
The Role of the Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies in Terrorism Financing
Guardia di Finanza
Friday, January 19
The Italian Anti-Money Laundering Sysytem


Soft copies of slides and reference material will be distributed to the trainees.


The students will receive Certificate of Completion.


Paola Giannetakis
Professor at Link Campus University in Rome, is a cognitive scientist and behavioral analyst specialized in applied psychology to intelligence and security.
Her research interests are counter-terrorism, identification of risk, deception and lie detection, mind and neuro weapons, cyber-behavior and social network intelligence. Responsible of the Crime and Forensic Lab – Link Campus University

Arie Antinori
EU Senior Expert on Terrorism and OC ; EENeT, ECTC-AGOTP, CEPOL; Stratcom Expert; Geopolitics and OSINT Analyst.
PhD in Criminology (applied to Security and Investigations)
PhD in Communication and Media Studies
Coordinator of CRI.ME LAB – Criminology, Crisis Communication and Media laboratory – Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Communication and Social Research
Chair of “Criminology and Sociology of Deviance” Faculty of Political Science, Sociology and Communication Studies – Sapienza University of Rome.

Ranieri Razzante
Professor of “Financial Intermediation and Anti Money Laundering Legislation” at University of Bologna. He is Professor of "Anti Money Laundering and Anti Terrorism Legislation" at Italian Security Forces' Academies. Director Research Centre on Security and Terrorism (CRST). Consultant to the Parlamentary Antimafia Commission and was member of the Commission for the preparation of the Ministry of Economy’s Unified Text on Money Laundering in 2007. He is the President of the Anti Money Laundering Accountable Italian Association (

Marco R. Provvidera
Attorney practicing in New York City, admitted before all NY State courts, the federal court of Manhattan (SDNY), and the Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit, Washington DC. He is also admitted in Italy. Adjunct professor of International Organizations at Sapienza University of Rome; He teaches graduate and post-graduate courses of international law, international and national security, counter-terrorism laws and intelligence law in a number of academic institutions; Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association Committee on National Security.


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