The theft of cultural property, art, and antiquities from archaeological sites and public and private collections as a source of criminal and terrorist finance constitutes a tragic and prevalent trend.
This conference brings together leading authorities to address key questions. How have past conflicts shaped current response, law, and policy? Who are the key actors and why? What are the connections between cultural property crime, cultural cleansing, and genocide? How can we better combat this growing problem and protect cultural heritage?
Office of the President
Center for Freedom and Western Civilization, incl. Program in Western Art and Program in Classical Studies