Creating Change: What the War on Terror Has Taught Me
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, Dr 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.

Date: 10 January 2015

Venue: Clapham Omnibus, London SW4 0QW

Type of event: TEDx Talk

Organiser: TEDx Clapham

For more information: Video link



Global Jihad: Counting the Cost
An investigation by the BBC World Service in collaboration with the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation. Interview with Dr Edwina Thompson on sources of Jihadist finance.

Date: 12-13 December 2014

Venue: BBC World Service – Newsday

For more information: Audio link


CPD Expert Witness and Laundering Evidence
Thinking and Acting differently about Hawala

Date: Various in 2013-14

Location: UK

Type of event: Training

Organiser: National Crime Agency


How should the British Army better work with civilian organisations during military operations?
Opening Panel: Civilian perspective

Date: 24 April 2014

Location: 10 St James’s Square, London SW1Y 4LE

Type of event: Conference

Organiser: British Army


Somalia Working Group Expert briefing
High-Risk Corridors – Case study: Somalia and UK Banking

Date: 29 October 2013

Venue: 2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037

Type of event: Expert briefing

Organiser: United States Institute of Peace


Mobile Solutions
High-Risk Corridors – Case study: Somalia and UK Banking

Date: 25 October 2013

Venue: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004

Type of event: Internal briefing

Organiser: USAID


Somali Remittances – The Future? Keeping the Lifeline Open
Gargaar Ehelkaaga: Community perceptions and insights in the search for a solution to the UK-Somali banking situation

Date: 21 October 2013

Location: London

Type of event: Panel discussion

Organiser: Somali Week Festival (Adeso, Oxfam, Royal African Society)


Remittances – Somalia and Beyond
Safer Corridors: Balancing the needs of development and law enforcement in fragile states and situations

Date: 15 October 2013

Location: Oxford, UK

Type of event: Horn of Africa seminar

Organiser: Oxford University


Expert Group Meeting
Lessons Learned: Turning around the missed opportunities for authentic engagement with Somali Money Transfer Operators (MTOs)

Date: 20-22 March 2013

Location: Vienna, Austria

Type of event: Expert Group meeting

Meeting output: Link to report

Organiser: United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime


Gender in Defence and Security Leadership
A Civilian’s Perspective Working in Hostile Environments

Date: 12 March 2013

Location: Canberra, Australia

Type of event: International conference

Organiser: Australian Department of Defence

For more information:
Event link

Gender in Defence


Aid Effectiveness in Afghanistan
Losing the Ability to Dream: Afghan Perceptions of UK aid

Date: 20 March 2012

Location: Committee Room 6, Houses of Parliament

Type of event: Parliamentary briefing

Organiser: All Parliamentary Group on Afghanistan

For more information:

Event link

Research link


Keynote Address: Informal Value Transfer Systems (IVTS)
Hawala in Afghanistan

Date: 9 March 2012

Venue: Barceló Hotel Daventry Northampton, UK

Type of event: Conference

Organiser: The Association of Chief Police Officers

Stabilisation Unit

Briefing: Lessons from the Afghan money men
Ignore the Informal at your Peril!

Date: 29 November 2011

Venue: 1 Palace Street, London SW1E 5HE

Type of event: Internal briefing

Organiser: Stabilisation Unit, HM Government


Afghanistan 10 years on: What lessons can be learned?
Astri Suhrke, Lucy Morgan Edwards and Edwina Thompson

Date: 20 October 2011

Venue: Room G50 College Buildings, Thornhaugh Street,
Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

Type of Event: CCCAC Seminar Programme panel discussion

Organiser: Centre of Contemporary Central Asia & the Caucasus,
SOAS, University of London

For more information:
Event Link on SOAS

Legatum Institute

Lessons from the money men in Afghanistan
by Dr Edwina Thompson

Date: 5 October 2011

Timings: 19:00pm Reception; 19:30 Address

Venue: 11 Charles Street, Mayfair, London W1J 5DW

Type of event: Book launch

Organiser: Legatum Institute

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Country Civil-Military Guidelines
Results from Investigation into Effectiveness

Date: 13 April 2011

Location: Canberra, Australia

Type of event: Briefing

Organiser: Australian Government Civil-Military Centre

For more information:
Research link


mMoney Summit
Hawala and mMoney: Opportunities for Engagement

Date: 29 March 2011

Venue: Intercontinental Hotel Kabul, Afghanistan

Type of event: International conference

Organiser: United States Agency for International Development


Humanitarian Principles in Practice
Making the Tough Calls: Decision-making in complex humanitarian environments

Date: 2-3 July 2009

Location: London

Organiser: Overseas Development Initiative

Type of event: Conference

For more information:
Research link


Keynote Address: UNSW-Australian Defence Force Academy Graduation Ceremony

Date: December 2008

Location: Canberra, Australia

Type of event: Graduation ceremony

Organiser: UNSW-Australian Defence Force Academy



INGO Perspective: Changes in Aid, Stabilisation and Reconstruction Policy

Date: September 2008

Location: Canberra, Australia

Type of event: 5th National Security Annual Summit

Organiser: Australian Homeland Security Research Centre

For more information:
Event link