02 Oct 2018
International Security and Criminal Policy Expert
Stefano Betti has twenty years of experience in providing legal and policy advice to governments and international organisations on global security and criminal policy/justice. Over the past five years, he has collaborated on various projects with several UN entities (e.g. Office of Counter-Terrorism, UNODC, WIPO), the World Bank and the International Chamber of Commerce.
He is an Associate Fellow in Conflict, Security and Development at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Parallel to this, he serves as Deputy Director General of the Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade (TRACIT) and Senior Legal and Policy Advisor for the Siracusa Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights.
Between 2013 and 2016, Stefano was Senior Counsel at INTERPOL’s Office of Legal Affairs, where he headed the Organization’s legal program on countering illicit trade. Before then, he held positions at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), UNICRI and the European Parliament. At UNODC, he delivered extensive capacity-building assistance to developing countries, including in Sub-Saharan Africa, on the implementation of UN criminal justice treaties. He also provided substantive support to the Review Mechanism of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).
Stefano holds a Master degree in “EU Studies: EU Policy-Making” from the London School of Economics, an honor diploma in International Nuclear Law from the University of Montpellier (France) and a Law Degree from the University of Milan (Italy). He is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Italian.
Books and long papers
Compliance Cordinator AMLFT, Fenacoac, R.L. Micoope
Senior Analyst, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
Executive Director, Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG)
Special Agent, U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Chair and Professor of National Security Studies, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
Director of the West Africa Observatory, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
Programme Officer, Human Security Collective
Wildlife Trafficking and Health Coordinator Peru, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
Director, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
Director of the Global Security Programme, Senior Research Fellow
Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Consultant
President & CEO, Global Financial Integrity
Senior Lecturer, Flinders University