Professor Jason Sharman graduated with his PhD in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, before going on to work at American University in Bulgaria and the University of Sydney. In 2007 he took up an ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship at Griffith University, jointly hosted by the Centre for Governance and Public Policy and the Griffith Asia Institute. Sharman’s research is currently focused on money laundering and tax havens, as well as sovereignty and empires. Sharman has authored five books, and placed articles in journals including International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International Relations, Comparative Politics, European Journal of Political Research and Journal of Economic Perspectives. He has also conducted research with the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat, Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering, Pacific Islands Forum, Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation and various private sector groups. Sharman’s work has been featured in major media outlets like the Economist and the New York Times, and has been taken as evidence by the United State Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.