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AC’s Deborah Lehr tells Al Jazeera How the US Became a Major Hub for Stolen Ancient Artefacts

With outdated conventions and international laws on looting antiquities, the limitations on trafficking predate the prevalence of the internet as a hub for cultural racketeering by decades. In a new interview with Al Jazeera, Deborah Lehr weighs in on the role that the online world, art dealers, and corrupt practices play in the illicit trade. Host Steve Clemons also interviews Shawnee State University Professor Amr al-Azm on his efforts towards curtail the global trends of looting that leads to antiquities trafficking in the West. Watch the interview here>>