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Lucia Bird Ruiz-Benitez de Lugo

Senior Fellow at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Lucia is a Senior Fellow at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. Lucia researches and writes on a broad range of organised crime types internationally, however her focus to date has been on irregular migration, drug policy in sub-saharan Africa and illegal gold mining in South America.

Lucia is currently working as legal and policy adviser to the Planning and Development Department of the Punjab Government, Pakistan, and previously held the same role at the Ministry of Finance, Ghana. Prior to this Lucia was a corporate lawyer at Slaughter and May in London. She is currently based in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Michael Osman
Michael Osman

Programme Manager – Afghan Opiate Trade Project (AOTP), UNODC

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Claudio Landi
Claudio Landi

Communications Officer, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime

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Jean-Luc Lemahieu
Jean-Luc Lemahieu

Director, Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs, UNODC

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Julie Werbel
Julie Werbel

Senior Advisor, Countering Violent Extremism, US Agency for International Development

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Roberto Sollazzo
Roberto Sollazzo

Natural Resources and Finance expert, United Nations

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Belinda Wright
Belinda Wright

Founder and Executive Director, Wildlife Protection Society of India

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