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Professor, Northeastern University
Nikos Passas is a Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Basel Institute on Governance; Visiting Professor at Vienna University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication’s Center for Corporate Governance & Business Ethics; Distinguished Visiting Professor at Beijing Normal University; Professor, Distinguished Practitioner in Financial Integrity and Senior Fellow of the Financial Integrity Institute at Case Western Reserve Law School and Chair of the Academic Council of the Anti-Corruption Academy in India. He serves on the Global Advisory Board of the Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade (TRACIT) and the Advisory Board of the Global Risk Profile in Geneva. His law degree is from the Univ. of Athens (LL.B.), his Master’s from the University of Paris-Paris II (D.E.A.) and his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh Faculty of Law. He is a member of the Athens Bar (Greece). He is fluent in 6 languages and plays classical guitar. He specializes in the study of corruption, illicit financial/trade flows, sanctions, informal fund transfers, remittances, terrorism, white-collar crime, financial regulation, organized crime and international crimes. He has published more than 220 articles, book chapters, reports and books in 14 languages.
- (2018) “Report on the debate regarding EU cash payment limitations“, Journal of Financial Crime, Vol. 25 Issue: 1, pp.5-27
- Legislative Guide for the Implementation of the UNTOC (all UN languages)
- Legislative Guide for the Implementation of the UNCAC
- Passas 2016 testimony in US Congress on international trade, money laundering and terrorism finance: Written statement
- Financial Intermediaries and anti-money laundering in cash societies (U4 research paper)
- Afghanistan Narco-Trafficking Illicit Flows (EastWest Institute report)
- 2004: Informal Value Transfer Systems, Money Laundering and Terrorism. Report to the National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
- 2005: Informal Value Transfer Systems and Criminal Activities. Cahier 2005-1. Research and Documentation Centre. The Hague: Ministry of Justice, The Netherlands.
- 1999: Informal Value Transfer Systems and Criminal Organizations: A Study into So-called Underground Banking Networks. The Hague: Ministry of Justice, The Netherlands.
- Other publications are available through uploads on www.academia.edu and on www.researchgate.net