Secretariat, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime
Laura is a Senior Research Analyst at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. While Laura provides research for a number of Global Initiatives projects, analysing a diverse range of organized crime flows across the world and developing responses, her current focus relates to organized crime in Africa. Prior to joining the Global Initiative, Laura worked with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Terrorism Prevention Branch, where she engaged in research related to terrorism and violent extremism and provided legal counter-terrorism technical assistance to Member States. Laura previously worked with STATT, a boutique global consulting firm, where she concentrated on human rights and prison reform, as well as migration flows. Laura is a licensed attorney, holding a J.D. from South Texas College of Law, and a B.A. in International Studies from the University of St. Thomas. She is currently based in New York City.
Effective Criminal Justice Responses for Countering Crimes Related to Terrorism and Violent Extremism, UNODC, Terrorism Prevention Branch, 2016 (Forthcoming)
Smuggled Futures: The Dangerous Path of a Migrant from Africa to Europe, co-authored by Laura Adal, Mark Shaw & Tuesday Reitano (Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime: May 2014)
MENA: The Need for a Comprehensive Trade Strategy, Currents International Trade Law Journal (August 2011)