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Jessica Gerken

Programme Officer, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime

Jessica holds an MA in International Relations and Political Science from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and a BScEcon in International Politics and Strategic Studies from Aberystwyth University.

She first joined the Global Initiative as intern during summer of 2015 and has now become a part of the team as Programme Associate. Her main areas of interest are human trafficking and humanitarian emergencies; her regional focus is the Middle East, especially the Levant. As a native German, Jessica speaks German, English and possesses a limited working proficiency in French. In addition, she has a low intermediate knowledge of Levantine Arabic.

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Enrique Desmond Arias

Associate Professor, George Mason University

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Simone Haysom
Simone Haysom

Senior Analyst, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime

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Jianhong Liu
Jianhong Liu

Professor of Criminology, University of Macao, Macao SAR, China

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María de la Luz Lima Malvido
María de la Luz Lima Malvido

Professor of Victimology at Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Penales (National Institute for Crime Sciences)

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James Soiles
James Soiles

Deputy Chief of Operations, Office of Global Enforcement, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Washington, DC, USA.

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Felix Koku Mawusi
Felix Koku Mawusi

Chief Superintendent, Ghana National Police

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