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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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Gabriella E. Sanchez
Associate Director for Research and Assistant Professor, National Security Studies Institute – University of Texas El PasoVIEW PROFILE
Lars H. Bergqvist
Master Mariner, Norwegian Merchant Marine Lieutenant, Royal Swedish Naval ReserveVIEW PROFILE
Mary Alice Young
Researcher and Lecturer in Law, Bristol Law School, University of the West of EnglandVIEW PROFILE