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‘The UN File: Devil's Deals at Turtle Bay’ is topic of next BTAC lunch with Claudia Rosett

Award-winning investigative reporter Claudia Rosett will discuss recent developments at the United Nations

06 January 2010

New York, NY — The Business Threat Awareness Council will hold a lunch meeting with special guest speaker, Claudia Rosett on Tuesday, 19 January 2010 at NOON in midtown Manhattan.

This special event will be hosted by Drop-A-Dime International and Richard Horowitz & Associates Attorneys at Law.

Claudia Rosett, award winning investigative journalist and international affairs analyst, will speak on the subject: The UN File: Devil's Deals at Turtle Bay.

Claudia Rosett exposed corruption at the U.N. in 2003 when she broke the story of the UN Oil-For-Food scandal, the largest financial fraud in history. As a result of her investigation, the U.S. House and Senate launched inquiries into the program. Since then Ms. Rosett has appeared before three U.S. House Committees and Subcommittees and one Senate subcommittee to testify on U.N.-related corruption. Her work on Oil-for-Food earned Claudia the 2005 Eric Breindel Award and the Mightier Pen award.

There is no charge for this event but limited space will require an
RSVP to: george.btac012010(at)

In 1990 Ms Rosett received an Overseas Press Club Citation for Excellence in recognition of her on-the-scene reporting of the Tiananmen Square protests and subsequent massacre in 1989. Her work has included editorializing about global crises in emerging markets in the late 1990s; on-the-scene reporting of the 1994-1996 war in Chechnya, and the 1992 collapse of the Soviet-installed regime in Kabul; and in 1994 she broke the full story of North Korean labor camps in the Russian Far East, reporting from the camps.

Currently the Journalist-in-Residence and Director of the Investigative Reporting Project at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, Ms Rosett draws upon 29 years experience as a journalist and editor, reporting from Asia, the former Soviet Union, Latin America and the Middle East. Currently based in Washington D.C., she writes a weekly column on foreign policy for and has contributed to a wide range of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today, Commentary, The New Republic and The Weekly Standard; and makes frequent guest appearances on TV and radio. Her blog, The Rosett Report, appears on Pajamas Media.

Ms. Rosett holds a B.A. from Yale University (1976), an M.A. in English Literature from Columbia University (1979) and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (1981).


The Business Threat Awareness Council is a voluntary group of professionals from the private and public sectors whose main goals are to improve threat awareness, promote best practices in threat management and business counterintelligence, and to disseminate this information to American businesses.

BTAC is a non-partisan and non-commercial organization. BTAC meetings are forums to exchange ideas, alert others to new and existing threats, and to meet like-minded professionals for the purpose of strengthening the infrastructure of America's commerce. For further information about BTAC and council events please visit

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