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Jessica Gerken

Programme Officer and Analyst, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Jessica is a Programe Officer and Analyst working on human smuggling and trafficking in Libya and the Sahel, based in Malta.

She has been working for the Global Initiative since summer 2015 and has been based in Lebanon as well as Switzerland prior her relocation to the Malta office. Her main areas of interest are human smuggling, and conflict and post-conflict contexts; her regional focus is the Middle East.

Jessica holds a MA in International Relations and Political Science from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and a BScEcon in International Politics and Strategic Studies from Aberystwyth University. As a native German, Jessica speaks German, English, possesses a limited working proficiency in French and basic knowledge of Levantine Arabic.

Recent publications:

The Balkans: A migrant gateway for Jihadists?, 2018

Understanding Illicit Trade: Impact of human trafficking and smuggling on the private sector, 2016

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