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The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Director's Lunch with Hon. Juan C. Zarate, in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

The New York Times book review commented on Zarate’s book, Treasury’s War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare: “for those of us who start feeling drowsy at the very mention of the words 'Treasury Department,' this book is an eye-opener. Under Mr. Zarate, and his successors, Treasury quietly built new capabilities that owe less to junk bonds than to James Bond.”

The Honorable Juan C. Zarate is a Senior Adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Senior National Security Analyst for CBS News, a Visiting Lecturer of Law at the Harvard Law School, and a national security and financial integrity consultant.

Mr. Zarate served as the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism from 2005 to 2009, and was responsible for developing and implementing the U.S. Government’s counterterrorism strategy and policies related to transnational security threats. Mr. Zarate was the first ever Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes where he led domestic and international efforts to attack terrorist financing, the innovative use of Treasury’s national security-related powers, and the global hunt for Saddam Hussein’s assets. Mr. Zarate is a former federal prosecutor who served on terrorism prosecution teams prior to 9/11, including the investigation of the USS Cole attack.

He is the author of the recently published Treasury’s War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare (2013), Forging Democracy (1994), and a variety of articles in The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall St. Journal, LA Times, The Washington Quarterly and other publications. Zarate has his own weekly national security program on CBSNews.com called “Flash Points.” He is a graduate of both Harvard College and Harvard Law School and a former Rotary International Fellow (Universidad de Salamanca, Spain). Mr. Zarate sits on several boards of advisors, including for the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) and HSBC’s Financial Services Vulnerabilities Committee.

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