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Jason Felch

Jason Felch is an author, investigator and expert on the black market for looted antiquities. He spent a decade as an investigative reporter at the Los Angeles Times, where his writing on the role American museums in the illicit antiquities trade was a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize. In 2011 he co-authored Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World's Richest Museum. He has continued to write about the illicit antiquities trade at ChasingAphrodite.com. Since 2014 he has directed a consulting firm that conducts open-source investigations for leading law firms, companies and NGOs. He tweets @ChasingAphrodit 

Katherine Davidson

Katherine Davidson is a PhD Candidate at Carleton University. She has over a decade of experience in museum and academic work in Ontario, Quebec and abroad, including at Canada’s national museum. This has allowed her to work with hundreds of thousands of artifacts from around the world, with a focus on the Canadian Shield, Great Lakes and Hudson Bay Lowlands regions. Most recently, she has been a research assistant with the Bone Trade Project, studying the illicit trade of human remains online. Her doctoral research uses an object elicitation interview method to talk about artifacts with Indigenous descendant community members in Eastern and Northern Ontario. She can be found on LinkedIn

Dr. Damien Huffer

Damien Huffer is a heritage professional and osteoarchaeologist with degrees from the University of Arizona and the Australian National University. He was a Stable Isotope Postdoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (2014-16). During and after a Stockholm University postdoctoral fellowship (2017-19), he changed focus to heritage crime and the online human remains trade. He is also a co-founder of The Alliance to Counter Crime Online. He can be found on Twitter, Bluesky, and LinkedIn.

Liv Siefert 

Liv Siefert is an archaeological researcher and intelligence developer from Macquarie University, and has secondary qualifications from Leiden University and the Basel Institute on Governance. She has worked across a multitude of research institutions, embedding economic risk assessments, criminological methodologies, and humanitarian policy into non-traditional spaces. She was the keynote speaker for the Wisearch Seminar Series on restitution policy, but moved her research nexus to intelligence modelling for the NAS Conference later that year. More recently, she has worked on anti-colonial applications of GEOINT and OSINT to the illicit trade of antiquities, especially events enabled by armed conflict. Her latest publication evaluated the ongoing cultural heritage destruction in Gaza. She can be found on Twitter and LinkedIn.