The Korea Society
November 19, 2020, 12:00 pm EST to 1:00 pm EST
The Korea Society will host a discussion on international economic sanctions on North Korea with Aaron Arnold, Associate at the Harvard Belfer Center and Member of the Panel of Experts on DPRK Sanctions at the United Nations, Darya Dolzikova of the Royal United Services Institute, and Cameron Trainer, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. In a conversation moderated by policy director Jonathan Corrado, the three experts discuss recent findings and developments on proliferation finance, maritime evasion, implementation challenges, humanitarian exemptions, and multilateral coordination.
This program is supported by a grant from the UniKorea Foundation.
Aaron Arnold is an Associate with the Project on Managing the Atom at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center. His work focuses on trade controls for preventing WMD proliferation. Prior to his current appointment, he spent nine years as a non-proliferation and counter-proliferation subject matter expert at the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Justice Department, where he specialized in WMD counter-proliferation investigations and operations, with an emphasis on threat finance and sanctions evasion. Aaron holds a PhD and MPP in public policy and national security from George Mason University and a BA in international relations from Virginia Tech.
Darya Dolzikova is a Research Analyst in the Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme at RUSI. Her research focuses on understanding the proliferation financing patterns of countries like North Korea and Iran, as well as best practices on countering proliferation finance (CPF) and sanctions evasion. As part of her contributions to RUSI’s work on CPF, she provides guidance to representatives of governments and financial institutions on strengthening their CPF and sanctions-compliance regimes. Darya holds a Masters degree in Security Studies from Georgetown University.
Cameron Trainer is a Research Associate with the Washington, D.C., office of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies a certified anti-money laundering specialist (CAMS). His work at CNS focuses primarily on monitoring North Korean sanctions evasion. He has particular expertise tracking vessels linked to North Korea and using publicly available information to trace North Korean financial flows. Cameron is a graduate of the University of St Andrews, where he studied International Relations and Russian.