29 Sep 2023
Director Security Program at Center for the Study of Democracy
Atanas Rusev has over ten years of experience in security research, policy analysis and consultancy across governmental and non-government sectors. His research focuses on organised crime, criminal markets and, in particular, trafficking in human beings, illicit tobacco trade, extortion, loansharking, drug trafficking and drug markets, organised VAT frauds, corruption and organised crime, money laundering and confiscated criminal assets.
He is the author of various publications on the financing of organised crime, organised crime threat assessment, corruption and organised crime and confiscation of criminal assets. He also participated in a number of evaluations and studies commissioned by DG Home, such as the Study on Serious and Organised Crime Infiltration in the Legal Economy, published in 2021 and the Study on Online Identity Theft and Identity-Related Crime, published in 2022.
Professor, Faculty of Security, St. Kliment Ohridski University - External Associate
Law Enforcement and Organized Crime Consultant
Lecturer in Criminology, University of Glasgow
Programme Manager, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
Professor of Criminology, University of Jos, JOS, Nigeria
Analyst, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime
Deputy Executive Director, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Advisor Financial Investigations
Director of the World Parrot Trust’s Africa Conservation Programme
Senior Advisor, Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy