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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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Axel Chaptal

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Cecilia Farfán-Méndez
Cecilia Farfán-Méndez

Post-doctoral scholar, Center for U.S. Mexican Studies – University of California

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Kristen Olver
Kristen Olver

Research Assistant, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

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Mario Michel
Mario Michel

Head Compliance, Lexperience AG Legal & Compliance Services, Zurich, Switzerland

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Giuliano “Zack” Zaccardelli
Giuliano “Zack” Zaccardelli

Director, Strategic Planning, INTERPOL (retired)

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Yulia Vorobyeva
Yulia Vorobyeva

Researcher at Florida International University

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