Event calendar

Learn more about the planned events with Lukas Straumann in Yokohama, Ottawa, Vancouver, San Francisco, Washington DC, London, Basel, Geneva and Brussels


Yokohama, Japan
Author appearance, November 03, 2014 12:00PM
ITTO, Yokohama, Pacifico-Yokohama, 1-1-1, Minato-Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, JP
Money Logging will be globally launched on the occasion of the 50th session of the International Tropical Timber Council in Yokohama, Japan. For thirty years, Malaysia's rainforest despot, Taib Mahmud, has exploited the rainforests of Borneo. While his family members became billionaires with assets in 25 countries around the globe, Borneo's indigenous people have had little benefit from the logging industry that was brought into their forests as an agent of „development“.

Ottawa, Canada
Author appearance, November 11, 2014 07:00PM
Octopus Books, 251 Bank St 2nd Floor, Ottawa, ON, CA
Ottawa is the first stop of Lukas Straumann's North America tour with Money Logging. Join us for the night and learn about the presence of Borneo despot Taib Mahmud's family in Ottawa and their multi-million dollar investments in Canada.

Vancouver, Canada
Author appearance, November 13, 2014 12:00PM
University of British Columbia (UBC) Graduate School of Journalism, 6388 Crescent Road, Room 104
Vancouver is the second stop of Lukas Straumann's North America tour with Money Logging. He will speak at the University of British Columbia’s school of journalism. This event is organized in cooperation with UBC's Forest Sciences Centre.

San Francisco Bay Area, USA
Author appearance, November 16, 2014 03:00PM
University Press Books, Berkeley, 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA, US
Lukas Straumann will present his book Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia and disclose the money trail that leads from the Borneo rainforest to California. This event is hosted by The Borneo Project (http://borneoproject.org).

Washington DC, USA
Author appearance, November 19, 2014 12:00PM
World Resources Institute, 10 G Street NE, Washington, DC, US
The Washington DC book launch of Money Logging will address the question how Malaysia's Taib family brought its proceeds of Borneo timber corruption to the United States. The Taibs bought buildings worth tens of millions of dollars in the US, including the building in downtown Seattle that houses the FBI's Seattle field office. Why did the FBI's due diligence fail when it rented its premises from an Asian kleptocrat? This event is organized in cooperation with the Environmental Investigation Agency (www.eia-global.org).

London, UK
Author appearance, January 2015

Basel, Switzerland
Author appearance, January 2015

Geneva, Switzerland
Author appearance, January 2015

Brussels, Belgium
Author appearance, January 2015

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