JVC Town Hall: White House Executive Order Regarding Russian-Origin Diamonds
JVC is hosting a Town Hall with special guest, Brad Brooks-Rubin. On December 22nd, 2023, the Biden-Harris administration announced a new Executive Order taking additional steps with respect to the Russian Federation’s harmful activities. The full text of the executive order is available here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2023/12/22/executive-order-on-taking-additional-steps-with-respect-to-the-russian-federations-harmful-activities/.
This town hall webinar will give JVC members the opportunity to hear directly from Brad about the upcoming G7-led restrictions on the import of Russian diamonds cut and polished (“substantially transformed”) in another country.
Brad Brooks-Rubin is a Senior Advisor in the Office of the Sanctions Coordinator at the U.S. Department of State, where he is responsible for sanctions policy coordination related to sub-Saharan Africa, Burma, and natural resources. Brad re-joined State from 6.5 years as Policy Director and then Managing Director at The Sentry, an investigative and policy team that follows the money connected to war criminals and transnational war profiteers and seeks to shut those benefiting from violence out of the international financial system; Brad also served as the Strategic Advisor & North America Engagement Lead at the Responsible Jewellery Council in late 2021-early 2022. Prior to The Sentry and RJC, Brad held roles at the Gemological Institute of America (where he focused on a range of projects related to sustainable development), the U.S. Department of State (where he focused on the Kimberley Process and conflict minerals in eastern DRC, as well as sanctions issues), the Department of the Treasury (where he served as an Attorney-Advisor concentrated on sanctions issues, principally related to a range of sub-Saharan African conflicts), as well as two law firms (where he advised clients on economic sanctions, export controls, and business/human rights issues).
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