AAFS International Affairs Committee (IAC) - Global Collaboration of Forensic Scientists (GCFS) Collaborate With 39 Countries

Source: Barry A.J. Fisher, MS, MBA, 1998 - 1999; Laura L. Liptai, PhD

We can be proud of our global educational philanthropic progress as another successful webinar concluded Wednesday on the topic of Missing Persons and involved 240 scientists from 39 countries (Argentina, Australia, Belize, Benin, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Somalia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Timor Leste, Uganda, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe).

The International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program Department of Justice (DOJ ICITAP) works with foreign governments to develop professional and transparent law enforcement institutions that protect human rights, combat corruption, and reduce the threat of transnational crime and terrorism.

The IAC-GCFS 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
  • endeavors to be a worldwide resource for expert assistance and collaboration, advancing justice for all. 

We wanted to thank our honored speakers and attendees who donated their time over the past three years for the support of the GCFS with the United Nations, Department of Justice International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (DOJ ICITAP), and other university/academic programs around the world. AAFS organizers included GCFS Co-Founders Barry Fisher (Criminalistics), AAFS Past President, and Laura Liptai (Engineering & Applied Sciences), AAFS Past Officer, with support from Samiah Ibrahim (Questioned Documents) International Affairs Committee (IAC) Chair. We are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to our global forensic science community. 

The IAC-GCFS webinars are free and available to everyone. The DOJ ICITAP has donated their platform and post-production staff that created videos for the AAFS website so educational resources can be accessible worldwide  (https://www.aafs.org/research-resources-featured/global-collaboration-forensic-scientists).​Thanks to our partnership with DOJ ICITAP, there is no expense to AAFS or its members.   

Save the Date January 24, 2024, for the Live, No-Fee Webinar on Emerging Issues:  Crypto Currency and the Dark Web

Watch Previous Recorded Global Collab DOJ/ICITAP Webinars for free here:https://www.aafs.org/research-resources-featured/global-collaboration-forensic-scientists.

  • DNA Advances
  • Introductory and Advanced Digital Evidence (Biometrics, Phones, Video, Drones)
         Introduction to Digital Forensics and ISO Accreditation
         Advanced Digital Forensics
  • Gender-Based Violence/Sexual Assault
  • Aquatic Investigations & Document Examinations ... not just Handwriting
  • Novel Psychotropic Substances (NPS)
  • Missing Persons

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