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Are Economic Sanctions Still Effective?: National Security and the Dollar’s Future as the Global Reserve Currency

May 24 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

American economic sanctions have been a major component of American Foreign Policy for decades. They have reflected not only its economic power, but also its moral force, when wielded to isolate despotic regimes. In a changing international universe, do America’s adversaries still fear the historic power of American sanctions?

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.

Venue: Capital City Club

7 John Portman Boulevard

Atlanta, GA 30303

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, please do so not later than 48 hours before the event. ACIR is charged for your meal, so no refund can be provided.

About the Speaker

Irfan Vaid is an expert in global economic sanctions and anti-money laundering policy. He currently heads up the compliance program for a financial technology company. Previously, he was a Director in PwC’s Financial Crimes Unit and advised domestic and international financial institutions on matters related to regulatory crisis management. Prior to that, Irfan was a Vice President and the global sanctions policy lead at BNP Paribas, Europe’s largest banking group.

Irfan is the former United States Treasury Attaché to Pakistan and led U.S. diplomatic engagements in Islamabad on a range of economic, financial, and regulatory policy issues. He held other senior roles at the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 2009-2016 and served as a terrorism finance analyst at the U.S. Department of Defense from 2006-2009. His experience includes writing on national security issues for the President’s Daily Brief (the “PDB”).

He received his Juris Doctor degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology and received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Loyola University Chicago.


May 24
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Capital City Club
7 John Portman Boulevard Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States