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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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Post-doctoral scholar, Center for U.S. Mexican Studies – University of CaliforniaVIEW PROFILE
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Head Compliance, Lexperience AG Legal & Compliance Services, Zurich, SwitzerlandVIEW PROFILE
Giuliano “Zack” Zaccardelli
Director, Strategic Planning, INTERPOL (retired)VIEW PROFILE
Researcher at Florida International UniversityVIEW PROFILE