Amit Kumar, Ph.D.Fellow for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
Dr. Amit Kumar is CNP's Fellow for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. His key areas of expertise include the financing, organization, and evolution of transnational terrorist and criminal networks, both global and South Asian, and development and implementation of international, multilateral, regional, bilateral, and national regulatory Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) and counterterrorism compliance measures against such networks through AML/CFT capacity building, and through appropriate legal, policy, and organizational responses; international inspection and oversight; organizational theory; public-private partnerships in critical infrastructure protection; and homeland security.
Dr. Kumar is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Security Studies Program at the Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University where he teaches the Graduate Course in Terrorist Financing. Dr. Kumar has also taught at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice for several years.
Dr. Kumar is currently co-editing a most comprehensive textbook on Terrorist Financing.
Dr. Kumar has a number of years experience working with the Al-Qaida Taliban Sanctions regime at the United Nations. In this capacity, he offered substantive advice to the Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Regimes at the United Nations on matters related to the implementation of Assets Freeze Sanctions measures against the Al-Qaida and Taliban, as well as issues relating to countering the financing of terrorism. He participated in the activities of the United Nations Counter Implementation Task Force's Working Group on Tackling the Financing of Terrorism. Amit coordinated the Working Group's Project on Terrorist Financing Indicators; development of such indicators could be helpful to banks in monitoring transactions relating to Terrorist Financing. Dr. Kumar is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at George Mason University's Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security, where he contributes articles related to Terrorist Financing and Critical Infrastructure Protection to the Center's Critical Infrastructure Protection Report. His work has also been published in the Journal of Homeland Security, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Dr. Kumar has successfully completed consulting assignments with the Center for National Policy; the Government of South Australia; and the Investigative Project on Terrorism.
Dr. Kumar earned a Doctorate in Public Administration from American University in Washington D.C; a Masters in Philosophy in American Studies from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; and a Masters in International Business from the University of Delhi. He has previously served as Adjunct Faculty in International Business, as well as a Member of the Interview Board for screening incoming MBA applicants at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi. Dr. Kumar has worked for the Schlumberger Smart Card Division and consulted with McKinsey, Citibank, HSBC, and Conseco while he was based in New Delhi, India.
Recent Blog Posts
By: Amit KumarSep 23, 2013
Amit Kumar will be a speaker at ACAMS's 12th Annual AML and Financial Crime Conference in Las Vegas from September 23-25.
By: Amit KumarApr 11, 2013
By: Amit KumarApr 11, 2013