Research Consultant, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Murat Yildiz is a Programme Manager and an expert in crime prevention, criminal justice, and security sector reform. His professional experience encompasses senior positions within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Mr. Yildiz worked as a Political Affairs Officer and Research, Development and Training Adviser in the organization’s Vienna headquarters and a Deputy Director at the OSCE Mission in Skopje, North Macedonia. He assisted criminal justice institutions and relevant ministries in their reform initiatives and provided expert advice for countries in South-Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He worked with the OSCE Secretary-General and Permanent Delegations in drafting OSCE’s First Ministerial Council Decision on “Engagement with Afghanistan” after which, he designed and implemented several technical assistance projects in Central Asia and other regions for Afghanistan. He worked as a consultant at the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law, where he developed a “Core Course Curriculum on Succesful Investigation, Prosecution, and Adjudication of Terrorism Cases”. Recently he has joined the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as a Research Consultant. Currently, he has been working on research projects related to the illicit trade of Afghan opiates.
Mr. Yildiz has a Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Educational Sciences. He currently works on his Ph.D. dissertation in Philosophy and Educational Sciences at the University of Vienna.
Head of Office at the United Nations and Member at the United Nations University and Editorial Committee at the Journal of International Criminal Justice
Charles Sturt University – Australia
Senior Fellow, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
Postdoctoral researcher, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich
CEO, John Walker Crime Trends Analysis
Researcher, Erasmus University Rotterdam International Institute of Social Studies
Gerda Henkel Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna
Professor, University of Birmingham & DFID
Director, International Operations, Xpera Risk Mitigation and Investigation
Lecturer in Criminology, University of Glasgow
John Hay Professor of International Studies and Political Science, Brown University