Daniel Levin on the Underground Industry of War


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In this episode of "Keen On", Andrew is joined by Daniel Levin, the author of "Proof of Life: Twenty Days on the Hunt for a Missing Person in the Middle East", to discuss a shadowy world in which nothing comes for free and where everything is for sale, including arms, drugs, and even people.

Daniel Levin spent his early years as the son of a diplomat in the Middle East and in Africa, which exposed him to many cultures, languages, and religions. Following his law studies and an initial academic career, he has spent the last twenty-five years working with governments and development institutions worldwide, focusing on economic development and political reform through financial literacy, political inclusion, and constitutional initiatives. He is also engaged in track 3 diplomacy and mediation efforts in war zones.

Daniel Levin has worked with think tanks on novel constitutional models and on anticorruption and political reform initiatives. Over the past ten years, he has helped monarchies as they consider ways to increase the democratic legitimization of their monarchic systems. Daniel Levin is currently a member of the board of the Liechtenstein Foundation for State Governance. He is married with two children, and lives outside New York City.

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