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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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Haavard Reksten

Head of Department of Research, Norwegian Police University College (PHS)

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Mark Shaw
Mark Shaw

Director, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime

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Alexander Kupatadze
Alexander Kupatadze

Lecturer, School of International Relations, St. Andrews University

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Bonaventure Ebayi
Bonaventure Ebayi

Director, Lusaka Agreement Task Force

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Maria-Goretti Ane Loglo
Maria-Goretti Ane Loglo

Legal Practitioner; African Consultant for International Drug Policy Consortium

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David Carlisle
David Carlisle

Associate Fellow, Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, RUSI

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