The International State Crime Initiative will host a book launch of Antoine Bousquet's The Eye of War: Military Perception from the Telescope to the Drone.
Third Workshop of the AHRC Network Grant Series on: Art, Crime and Criminals: Painting Fresh Pictures of Art Theft, Fraud and Plunder Organised by Professor Duncan Chappell, Dr Saskia Hufnagel and Ms Marissa Marjos. This inaugural workshop aims specifically at discussions in the area of art theft and vandalism. The following two workshops will focus on art fraud (January 2017, London) and looting and iconoclasm (September 2017, Berlin, Ministry of Finance). The workshop will be structured around a number of presentations by prominent actors in the field, but the main parts are discussions around the topic between all participants. The aim of the workshop series is to encourage interdisciplinary research, cross-jurisdictional sharing of knowledge and exchange of ideas between academics, practitioners and policy makers. Art crime traverses both academic disciplines and jurisdictional boundaries. Academics within the various disciplines do not often engage with each other. Practitioners equally come from various backgrounds, such as, police, customs, museums, galleries, auction houses, dealerships, insurance companies, art authenticators, forensic scientists, private security companies etc. These groups rarely work together and it could even be said that there is a high level of distrust and misunderstanding between them. The proposed network not only aims at bringing the different players together, but also establishes a communication platform that will ensure their engagement beyond the three workshops. Organisations invited to the workshop include: Metropolitan Police, Carabinieri, Interpol, Europol, The Art Loss Register, Art Recovery International, Private Policing Sector, Historic England, Artists, Insurance Sector, Clerics, Journalists, Association of Chiefs of Police, MPs, Academics from various disciplines, Art Dealers and many more. Speakers Protecting Cultural Heritage – Agencies’ perspectives Samer Abdel Ghafour (UNESCO) Francoise Bertolotti (Interpol) Maryia Polner (WCO) Looting and the Grey Market – Legal Perspectives Stefano Alessandrini (Consultant to the Avvocatura dello Stato, Italy and the Ministero per i Beni Culturali e Ambientali – Rome) Claudia von Selle (Zschunke Law Firm Berlin/Paris) Patty Gerstenblith (DePaul University, Chicago) Robert Kugler (Höly, Rauch & Partner Law Firm Berlin) Terrorism, Iconoclasm and Related Trafficking Bonnie Magness-Gardiner (FBI) Lynda Albertson (ARCA) Sam Hardy (American University of Rome) The Special Problem of Human Remains Trafficking and Desecration Duncan Chappell (University of Sydney) Damien Huffer (Stockholm University) Protecting Cultural Heritage Valerie Higgins (American University of Rome) Laurie Rush (US Army, Fort Drum and Blue Shield) Joris Kila (University of Vienna) Regional Case Studies Stefan Gruber (Kyoto University) Donna Yates (University of Glasgow) Helen Walasek (Independent researcher, London) Michaela Boland (Journalist, The Australian) Vicki Oliveri (University of Western Sydney) Ken Polk (University of Melbourne) Directions For directions to the venue, please refer to the map. How to book This event is free but prior booking is required. Register online via Eventbrite. Contact For more information on this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Photography, video and audio recording School of Law events may be photographed or video and audio recorded. These materials will be used for internal and external promotional purposes only by Queen Mary University of London. If you object to appearing in the photographs, please let our photographer know on the day. Alternatively you can email email@example.com in advance of the event that you are attending.