Forensic Science Uniting Nations Educational Collaboration With the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime in Uzbekistan

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Sources: Barry Fisher, MS, MBA, AAFS Past President, and  Laura Liptai, PhD, AAFS Secretary,
Co-Chairs of the Forensic Science Uniting Nations

The Forensic Science Uniting Nations (FS-UN) is holding its first educational collaboration with the United Nations. The Forensic Science Uniting Nations: (1) is dedicated to the production and distribution of scientific research and educational lectures to benefit forensic science and technology as well as society internationally; and (2) endeavors to be a worldwide resource for expert assistance, utilizing virtual platforms to interact with international colleagues and advancing justice for all.

The AAFS speakers have all graciously donated their time and delivered recorded presentations on the topics specifically requested by the Uzbekistanis. In addition to our honored speakers, we are also grateful to the two AAFS Past Presidents, Dr. Barry Logan and Dr. Zeno Geradts, who made time to contribute to this initiative. Click HERE for a list of speakers and conference details.

Next, we are planning an Educational Collaboration with the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP), which is a part of the Department of Justice, in October and November of 2021 on introductory and advanced digital evidence, respectively. Thank you to the philanthropic contributions of the digital section, especially Larry Depew. Come January, we are in the process of developing a Gender-Based Violence/Sexual Assault webinar with the Criminalistics Section. If interested in speaking at the January seminar, contact Barry Fisher (


June 30, 2021               United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime Uzbek Conference (Uzbek/Russian Translated)

October 6, 2021           ICITAP Introduction to Digital Forensics (English) 

November 10, 2021     ICITAP Advanced Digital Forensics (English) 

January 12, 2022         ICITAP Gender-Based Violence/Sexual Assault (English)


Thank you to all those who make this international outreach possible, including the international affairs committee members and chair, Peter Ausili.