The GI Network constitutes the Annual General Meeting of the Global Initiative, and serves as a forum for influence, collaboration, coordination and expertise. This is a shared space, where frank debate can take place, experiences can be shared, connections can be developed across institutional lines and support can be sought by all affected by the impact of organized crime.
Membership of the Network can add value to the work of members and, in doing so, catalyze strengthened global responses to the challenges of organized crime.
MEMBERSHIP OF THE NETWORK
Potential members join the network upon invitation or recommendation by existing members. However, in exceptional cases, experts can also apply for membership. A committee of Global Initiative senior advisors, representatives of the Board and the secretariat review the applications for membership.
Membership of the GI Network is a voluntary and non-remunerated activity; it is a professional affiliation based on an individual’s expertise. There are no membership fees payable, but active contribution to the work of the organization and the Network is appreciated.
Members do not represent their organizations, but join in their personal capacities.
Individual members’ views do not necessarily reflect the views of the Global Initiative or those of the Network as a whole.
The Network of Experts is at the heart of the work that the Global Initiative undertakes.
Carmen Rosa De León-Escribano
Executive Director, Instituto de Enseñanza para el Desarrollo Sostenible (IEPADES)
Dr. Edgardo Buscaglia
President, Instituto de Acción Ciudadana (Mexico City, México)/ Senior Scholar in Law and Economics, Columbia University (NY, USA)/ Visiting Senior Academic, Università degli Studi de Torino (Turin, Italy)/ Visiting Professor, Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Adjunct Research Professor, NUPI – Norwegian Institute of International Affairs & Associate Professor, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies – Pisa
Senior Coordinator for Reports and Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
Faculty and Research Scholar, Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) at George Mason University
Co-founder & Research Director, Igarapé Institute/ Research Director, SecDev Foundation
Field coordinator for Serbia and Montenegro, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime