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Combating Cultural Crimes: Where Are We Now?

April 12, 2019

A Moderated Discussion among Leading Experts in the Field
April 18, 2019
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Middle East Institute
1319 18th Street NW Washington, DC 20036

This event is open to the public. To register, please click here.

Three years ago, the Antiquities Coalition, Middle East Institute, and Asia Society convened a multidisciplinary group of experts to explore solutions to the cultural heritage crisis in the Middle East and North Africa. The resulting 2016 report, #CultureUnderThreat: Recommendations for the U.S. Government, called for new policies, practices, and priorities to reduce heritage destruction and looting, end impunity for the illicit trade in cultural patrimony, and sever this key source of funding for violent extremist groups.

In celebration of World Heritage Day, join us for the release of #CultureUnderThreat: Three Years Later, a report on the status of each of the original recommendations. A panel of leading experts will celebrate successes, identify future challenges, and advocate for further change in this continuous fight. To learn more about the #CultureUnderThreat Task Force, please click here.