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What the war on terror has taught me | Dr Edwina Thompson | TEDxClapham

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Published on Feb 13, 2015

Bin Laden set out to bankrupt the American people through fear. As the Western world now rushes to crack down on the money that equips jihadists in their ruthless mission, Edwina Thompson challenges decision-makers to be strategic in the fight, and shares with the rest of us how to see things clearly when fearful of the unknown.

Edwina is a world-leading expert in threat finance and spends the majority of her time working on challenges where the public, private and non-profit sectors collide. Following frontline doctoral research, her seminal book ‘Trust is the Coin of the Realm: Lessons from the Money Men in Afghanistan’shines a rare light on the underground banking system across the Islamic world. Her mission is to help decision-makers and practitioners think differently and act decisively in the face of seemingly wicked problems.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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