The Royal University for Women in Bahrain requested that WVU’s College of Business and Economics conduct a three-day FAFE workshop because of its international reputation in the field. Dr. Scott Fleming, assistant professor of accounting, will conduct the workshop at RUW May 22-24.
“This workshop will provide an overview and insight into fraud examination and accounting,” said Fleming. “This is a great setting to introduce financial investigative techniques.”
Fleming said areas of emphasis will also include money laundering, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, asset misappropriation and general corruption and financial statement fraud.
“This workshop is an example of the intellectual opportunities that we offer all our students,” said Provost Michele Wheatly. “It highlights a cutting-edge program at WVU and serves an under-represented and truly international population.”
The Royal University for Women is the first private, purpose-built, international University in the Kingdom of Bahrain dedicated solely to educating women.
WVU’s College of Business and Economics has a history of providing its forensics expertise to national and international audiences from presentations by Dr. Paul Speaker and Milan Puskar Dean Dr. Jose Sartarelli in Portugal last year to the International Association of Forensic Sciences, to B&E’s 2010 presentation to INTERPOL headquarters in Lyon, France. The topic of forensics business practices was presented to INTERPOL, which comprises 188 member countries.
B&E’s international forensics reputation has also prompted a longstanding relationship with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as well as international participants in the business school’s annual Forensic Management Academy.
Additionally, two representatives from WVU were appointed to a White House forensic subcommittee in 2010 in response to a report by the National Academy of Sciences, which indicates that forensic science is in need of critical resources, coordination of those resources, and research.
Sartarelli said one strength of the FAFE program is its ability to deliver unique and valuable learning experiences to students. For example, the program has partnered for years with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to conduct ATF House Raid exercises held at WVU’s Crime Scene Houses, the Internal Revenue Service for pitch-to-prosecutor drills and a comprehensive moot court.
“The College of Business and Economics has global visibility in the areas of forensic accounting and fraud examination and in the international forensics arena,” Sartarelli said. “Through opportunities such as this, we bring our expertise and skills to the classroom in an important social and criminal area of study.”
The full FAFE program is an eight-week summer program that is also now offered online during the fall and spring semesters. For further information on WVU’s FAFE program, please visit www.be.wvu.edu/fafe .
CONTACT: Patrick Gregg; College of Business and Economics
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