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

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Guillermo Vazquez
Guillermo Vazquez del Mercado Almada

Senior Analyst, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

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Angélica Yovana Murillo Vega
Angélica Yovana Murillo Vega

Wildlife Trafficking and Health Coordinator Peru, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

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Pauline Verheij
Pauline Verheij

Independent Wildlife Crime Specialist, EcoJust

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Eduardo Vetere
Eduardo Vetere

Vice-President & Secretary-General, International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA)

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Guy Vinet
Guy Vinet

Head of the Strategic Police Matters Unit/Transnational Threats Department, OSCE Secretariat

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Thierry Vircoulon
Thierry Vircoulon

Research Associate, French Institute of International Affairs

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Vadim Volkov
Vadim Volkov

Academic Director, Institute for the Rule of Law of the European University at Saint-Petersburg and S.A. Muromtsev Professor of Sociology of Law

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Yulia Vorobyeva
Yulia Vorobyeva

Research Fellow at United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute

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Judith Vorrath
Judith Vorrath

Senior Associate, International Security Division of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)

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Hennie van Vuuren
Hennie van Vuuren

Director, Open Secrets

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Livia Wagner
Livia Wagner

Network Coordinator and Senior Expert, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

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Rob Wainwright
Rob Wainwright

Senior Cyber Partner, Deloitte

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Summer Walker
Summer Walker

Senior Analyst and New York Representative, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

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John R. Walker
John R. Walker

John Walker Crime Trends Analysis

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Huw Watkins
Huw Watkins

Head of Asia Policy, United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office

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Achim Wennmann
Achim Wennmann

Senior Researcher, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies & Executive Coordinator, Geneva Peacebuilding Platform

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Julie Werbel
Julie Werbel

Senior Advisor, Countering Violent Extremism, US Agency for International Development

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Wietse van der Werf
Wietse van der Werf

Founder and International Director, The Black Fish Foundation

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Adrian Wilkinson
Adrian Wilkinson

Independent Expert

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Phil Williams
Phil Williams

Wesley W. Posvar Professor and Director of the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies at the University of Pittsburgh

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Kevin Williams
Kevin Williams

Global Operations Manager, Group Security

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Leigh H. Winchell
Leigh H. Winchell

Owner, Storms River LLC

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Astrid Winkler
Astrid Winkler

Executive Director, ECPAT Austria

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Timothy Wittig
Timothy Wittig

Director of the Center for Security and Sustainability and Assistant Professor of Globalization Studies and Humanitarian Action, University of Groningen

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Sonja Wolf
Sonja Wolf

Investigator, Drug Policy Program, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas

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Belinda Wright
Belinda Wright

Founder and Executive Director, Wildlife Protection Society of India

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Murat Yildiz
Murat Yildiz

Research Consultant, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

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Mary Alice Young
Mary Alice Young

Researcher and Lecturer in Law, Bristol Law School, University of the West of England

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Alfredo Yuncoza
Alfredo Yuncoza

President, Security College US

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Yuliya Zabyelina
Yuliya Zabyelina

Assistant Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY)

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Giuliano “Zack” Zaccardelli
Giuliano “Zack” Zaccardelli

Director, Strategic Planning, INTERPOL (retired)

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Edoardo Zaffuto
Edoardo Zaffuto

Antimafia Tourism, Addiopizzo

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Fabian Zhilla
Fabian Zhilla

Associate Professor, Canadian Institute of Technology, Albania

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Ugljesa (Ugi) Zvekic
Ugljesa (Ugi) Zvekic

Senior Advisor, GlTOC; Visiting Professor, Law School University of Rome 3; SoG, LUISS, Rome; Law School, Univeristy of Belgrade

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