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
Guillermo Vazquez del Mercado Almada
Senior Analyst, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized CrimeVIEW PROFILE
Angélica Yovana Murillo Vega
Wildlife Trafficking and Health Coordinator Peru, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)VIEW PROFILE
Vice-President & Secretary-General, International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA)VIEW PROFILE
Head of the Strategic Police Matters Unit/Transnational Threats Department, OSCE SecretariatVIEW PROFILE
Academic Director, Institute for the Rule of Law of the European University at Saint-Petersburg and S.A. Muromtsev Professor of Sociology of LawVIEW PROFILE
Research Fellow at United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research InstituteVIEW PROFILE
Senior Associate, International Security Division of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)VIEW PROFILE
Network Coordinator and Senior Expert, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized CrimeVIEW PROFILE
Senior Analyst and New York Representative, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized CrimeVIEW PROFILE
Senior Researcher, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies & Executive Coordinator, Geneva Peacebuilding PlatformVIEW PROFILE
Senior Advisor, Countering Violent Extremism, US Agency for International DevelopmentVIEW PROFILE
Wesley W. Posvar Professor and Director of the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies at the University of PittsburghVIEW PROFILE
Director of the Center for Security and Sustainability and Assistant Professor of Globalization Studies and Humanitarian Action, University of GroningenVIEW PROFILE
Investigator, Drug Policy Program, Centro de Investigación y Docencia EconómicasVIEW PROFILE
Mary Alice Young
Researcher and Lecturer in Law, Bristol Law School, University of the West of EnglandVIEW PROFILE
Ugljesa (Ugi) Zvekic
Senior Advisor, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, Visiting Professor, Law School University of Rome 3; School of Governance, LUISS, Rome; Law School, Univeristy of BelgradeVIEW PROFILE