ACSS Editorial Task Force
Seeking Sanctions Specialists with a Passion for Writing
Are you a sanctions expert who is passionate about writing?
We are seeking qualified sanctions officers from corporations, government agencies, international organizations, and financial institutions to contribute to ACSS Editorial Taskforce.
Editorial Task Force members are the collective “brain trust” in helping write ACSS editorial content, such as articles for our website –www.sanctionsassociation.org – and our newsletters.
The scope of this volunteer activity is spread throughout the year. The term of service is for one year, potentially renewable. The time commitment is manageable and spread throughout the planning process of our editorial calendar. The Task Force has quarterly conference calls of 60 minutes.
Task Force Qualifications
- Required: Currently a member of ACSS.
- Likes to write!
- Willing to submit one article of approximately 800 words per quarter
- Help recruit other members of the sanctions community to submit articles or for interviews, or “your words” section of our newsletter
Members of Editorial Task Force
|Name||Job Title||Organization||City||EdTF Member since|
|Scott Nance||Principal||Langley Compliance Consulting||Washington, D.C.||March 2019|
|Robert Williams||Independent Consultant||New York City||May 2020|
|Daniel Martin||Partner – International Trade||HFW||London||May 2020|
|Miranda Hearn||Senior Associate I HD Commodities||Hill Dickinson LLP||London||Sept 2020|
|Amir Fadavi Ardekani||Sanctions Specialist||BNP Paribas||Paris||Sept 2020|
Recent Articles by Editorial Task Force Members
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Unintended Consequences of Sanctions from a Population Perspective
The U.S. currently maintains economic sanctions against many countries. Frequently criticized and often viewed as a paradox of U.S. foreign policy, economic sanctions are nevertheless quickly becoming the tool of choice for many countries. Sanctions are so popular in fact that many states and municipalities within the U.S. have also begun to implement their own sanctions regimes. In 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held in Crosby v. National Foreign Trade Council that a Massachusetts law restricting state transactions with firms doing business in Burma was preempted by federal statute.
Narrow Humanitarian Exceptions to DPRK Sanctions Assert Grave Impact on Struggling North Korean Population
When it comes to the Democratic Republic of North Korea (DPRK), sanctions against the Asian country are causing challenges not only for sanctions professionals around the world, but also for the average citizen within its borders. Though DPRK is a socialist country where ideally the state provides food, housing, health coverage, education and jobs, because of the effect international sanctions have had on their economy, its citizens struggle to find work and earn enough to put food on the table
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