Alanna Putze is Senior Programme Manager for RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies. She oversees the Centre’s project activities, research coordination and manages related communications. She also works with the director on strategic planning and business development. Prior to joining RUSI, she served as a Programme Director at the Legatum Institute, where she managed research on anti-corruption and modern-day propaganda. She also managed a project at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue that assessed foreign influence and the use of disinformation in European elections.
Earlier in her career Alanna served as a European policy analyst in the US Department of Defence, as well as a communications consultant to the US Army. She holds an MSC in political sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in languages and international relations from Georgetown University.
Thoughts on the Taskforce on a Transatlantic Response to Illicit Finance (TARIF):
Illicit finance is running rampant and poisoning societies in all parts of the world. The status quo is not acceptable. The renewed energy from the US and UK is inspiring, but must be followed by meaningful action. CFCS will do its part to drive forward solutions that work. The great minds on this taskforce cut across disciplines and expertise and I have no doubt that their combined ideas will ignite real change.
Senior Programme Manager / Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies
TARIF aims to strengthen global democracy by identifying viable ways in which the UK and US can combine efforts in tackling illicit finance.
RUSI’s State Threats Taskforce (STT) aims to support the UK and its partners in detecting, understanding, attributing and responding to the spectrum of complex state threats currently facing democracies.