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Prem Mahadevan

Senior Fellow, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime

Before joining the GI, Prem Mahadevan worked for almost nine years as a Senior Researcher with the Center for Security Studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich. He specialized in research on organized crime, intelligence and irregular warfare. He has lectured on international relations courses at universities in Austria and the Czech Republic, and been invited to brief parliamentarians and high ranking security officials from across Europe and Asia, besides NATO and the Global Counterterrorism Forum.

He has co-authored policy studies for the Swiss foreign ministry and written a book on counterterrorist special operations for the Indian Army. His academic publications include two books on the theme ‘intelligence and terrorism’, besides several peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters in edited volumes.

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Kyle Ballard
Kyle Ballard

Senior Coordinator for Reports and Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

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Dawood Azami
Dawood Azami

Multi-Media Editor, BBC World Service (London); Visiting Lecturer, University of Westminster (London) and Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (Geneva)

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Axel Chaptal
Axel Chaptal

Director of Finance, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime

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Margaret Beare
Margaret Beare

Professor within Sociology and Law at York University

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Raj Samani
Raj Samani

VP, Chief Technical Officer for McAfee EMEA

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Thomas Cantens
Thomas Cantens

Researcher, World Customs Organization & Associate Professor, Auvergne University School of Economics

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