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National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute Hosts Annual Forum for Global Attorneys

For Release: June 7, 2019 | 11:00 am ET

Contact: Allison Gilmore | 202-326-6047 | agilmore@naag.org

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Washington, D.C. --- The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), a branch of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), is hosting its annual International Fellows Program from June 7-16. The program provides international government attorneys the opportunity to discuss common issues, establish professional networks, and learn new tools and techniques. 2019 is the ninth year of the program. This year’s focus is on “Prosecutorial Strategies to Fight Cybercrime in the Era of Social Media.” 

The program is managed by NAGTRI’s Center for International Partnerships and Strategic Collaboration (CIPS-C), which was established earlier this year with the goal of growing NAAG’s and NAGTRI’s international presence on behalf of the attorney general community. 

The Fellows will hear from experts about investigative and prosecutorial techniques to fight cybercrime. The first half of the program will take place in Washington, D.C., followed by a few days in New York, N.Y. As part of the agenda, the fellows are scheduled to meet with experts across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, including policy leaders from the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Senate and Federal Trade Commission. 

“Personal relationships often bridge the gulf of cultural and national differences and create cooperation in place of misunderstanding,” said NAAG Executive Director Chris Toth. “As the global community becomes ever closer, the personal relationships formed during this program will be an important tool in furthering cooperative efforts to protect the public from predatory patterns and practices online.” 

Twenty attorneys from around the world make up the 2019 International Fellows class. They are: Marie Wynter, Australia; Sidney Rosa da Silva Junior, Brazil; Julie Roy, Canada; Karina Concepcion Medina, Dominican Republic; Klaus Hoffmann, Germany; Dufie Prempeh, Ghana; Imre Szabó, Hungary; Ye’ela Harel, Israel; Irina Cuciu, Moldova; Sang Hyun Kim, South Korea; Daniel Burgermeister, Switzerland; Yi-Hon Hsiao, Taiwan; Nabisenke Vicky, Uganda; Laura Conway, United Kingdom; Shannon O’Brien, Illinois, U.S.; Alberto De Puy, Louisiana, U.S.; Lilianne Daniel, New Jersey, U.S.; Jordan Adler, New York, U.S.; Joel King, Ohio, U.S.; Janise Macanas, Utah, U.S.

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