Godsee Joy’s current research with Professor George Lopez focuses on policy and judicial analysis of domestic and global anti-money laundering trends as well as smart sanctions and their joint effectiveness in countering kleptocratic regimes and nuclear proliferation. Joy’s work focuses on countries such as Russia, North Korea, Iran, and the DRC. Her personal research interests include critically analyzing measures taken to address the mining of conflict minerals in the DRC and developing ways to improve them using the Enough Project’s ongoing initiative as a strategic resource.
I am interested in exploring the impacts of financial and mining transparency initiatives on local community livelihoods as well as impacts of environmental regulations and anti-poverty policies on life outcomes domestically.
I currently provide updates to Professor Lopez on FATF resolutions, discussions, and timelines for high-risk and monitored countries when it comes to money laundering and terrorist financing. I also monitor bills, laws, and court cases from the US and UK regarding money laundering. Later this semester, I will be helping Professor Lopez with research for his book on crime, corruption, militarism, and terrorism.