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US Research & Policy Manager, Transparency International Defense & Security
Jodi Vittori is an expert on the linkages of corruption, state fragility, illicit finance, and US national security. She is a non-resident fellow with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the US Research and Policy Manager for Transparency International’s Defense and Security Program, and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.
She is also a founder and co-moderator of the Anti-Corruption Advocacy Network (ACAN), which facilitates information exchange on corruption-related issues amongst over 450 participating individuals and organizations.
Before joining Transparency International, Jodi was a senior policy adviser for Global Witness, where she managed educational and advocacy activities on linkages between corruption and national security. Prior to that, Jodi served in the U.S. Air Force, advancing to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel; her overseas service included Afghanistan, Iraq, South Korea, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain, and she was assigned to NATO’s only counter-corruption task force.
She was an Assistant Professor and military faculty at the US Air Force Academy and the National Defense University. Jodi has published on conflict finance and illicit financial flows and she is the author of Terrorist Financing and Resourcing and A Mutual Extortion Racket: The Military industrial Complex and US Foreign Policy and co-author of the handbook Corruption Threats and International Missions: Practical Guidance for Leaders. She is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy and received her PhD in International Studies from the University of Denver.
- A Mutual Extortion Racket: The Military industrial Complex and US Foreign Policy (Washington, DC: Transparency International Defense & Security), December 20, 2019.
- Bahrain’s Fragility and Security Sector Procurement (Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) February 26, 2019.
- “Security Dimensions of Illicit Financial Flows” in Global Governance to Combat Illicit Financial Flows: Measurement, Evaluation, and Innovation (Washington, DC: Council on Foreign Relations) October 2018.
- “Cashing In: Can Bankers Fight Terrorism?” Foreign Affairs, November/December 2017.
- “How Anonymous Shell Companies Finance Insurgents, Criminals, and Dictators,” Council on Foreign Relations Corruption Brief, 8 September 2017.
- Corruption Threats and International Missions: Practical Guidance for Leaders (co-authored with Mark Pyman, Alan Waldron, and Nick Seymour), London, UK, Transparency International, October 2014.
- Terrorism Financing and Resourcing, New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011. Named as one of the Top 150 Terrorism Books within the terrorism discipline; 1 of only 5 books on terrorism finance given this honor. Sinai, J. Terrorism Bookshelf: Top 150 Books on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism. Perspectives on Terrorism, North America, 6, May 2012.