THE GLOBAL INITIATIVE NETWORK
The Global Initiative Network is the key resource body of the Global Initiative, providing a valuable forum for exchanging knowledge, expertise and advice. 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, where 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.
Meet the Experts
Researcher, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, GenevaVIEW PROFILE
Professor, Attorney at Law, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece & GeoLab Institute, Corfu, GreeceVIEW PROFILE
Professor of Criminology and Criminal Law, National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. PetersburgVIEW PROFILE
Senior Expert, Organized Crime Branch, Division for Treaty Affairs, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Vienna, AustriaVIEW PROFILE
Police Commissioner, Head of the Police Department at the National Police DirectorateVIEW PROFILE
Ambassador, Parliamentary Assembly of Mediterranean; Professor, French Military AcademyVIEW PROFILE
Director, International Operations, Xpera Risk Mitigation and InvestigationVIEW PROFILE
Group Head, Financial Crime Investigations and Intelligence, Financial Crime Compliance, Standard Chartered BankVIEW PROFILE
Christina Schori Liang
Head of Terrorism and Organised Crime Cluster, Geneva Centre for Security PolicyVIEW PROFILE
Leonidas S. F. Lin
Senior Analyst, Research Institute for European and American StudiesVIEW PROFILE
Director, International Interventions, National Network for Safe Communities, John Jay College of Criminal JusticeVIEW PROFILE
PhD Candidate, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies/ Legal Advisor, Civitas MaximaVIEW PROFILE
Deputy Director, Operations for Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC)VIEW PROFILE
Odd Berne Malme
Senior Advisor, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized CrimeVIEW PROFILE
María de la Luz Lima Malvido
Professor of Victimology at Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Penales (National Institute for Crime Sciences)VIEW PROFILE
Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Naples “Federico II”VIEW PROFILE
Head of FES Columbia and coordinator of FES regional security work in Latin AmericaVIEW PROFILE
Chief Research and Trend Analysis Branch, United Nations Office on Drugs and CrimeVIEW PROFILE
Head Compliance and NewTech, Lexperience AG Legal & Compliance Services, Zurich, SwitzerlandVIEW PROFILE
Senior fellow & PRISM editor, Institute for National Strategic Studies at National Defense UniversityVIEW PROFILE
Investigations Adviser, Police Division of the UN Department of Peacekeeping OperationsVIEW PROFILE
Co-founder & Research Director, Igarapé Institute/ Research Director, SecDev FoundationVIEW PROFILE
Saidi Ally Mwema
Inspector General (retired), Tanzanian Police, Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaVIEW PROFILE
Director of the Regional Security in Latin America and the Caribbean Program, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung en Colombia – FescolVIEW PROFILE
Counsellor for Transnational Organized Crime and International Affairs, Criminal Division, US Department of Justice, Washington, DC, USAVIEW PROFILE
Mary Jane C. Ortega
Special Advisor, Y-PORT Center, City of Yokohama & Special Advisor, CITYNETVIEW PROFILE