12 Oct 2020
UN Reform, UN-TOC Watch
Senior Analyst and New York Representative, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
Summer Walker is the Global Initiative’s New York Representative, as well as a Senior Analyst. In her role, she engages with the United Nations community and government missions to bring the research, analysis and innovative approaches of GI and its Network of Experts to multilateral policy debates. Ms. Walker focuses on global criminal justice agendas and produces relevant policy briefs and commentary pieces on issues ranging from drug policy to cybercrime. As a research consultant, she has worked in New York and Berlin for international NGOs, foundations, development agencies and research institutes. During 2015-2016, she directed a drug policy project at United Nations University in New York leading up to the 2016 UN General Assembly special session on the world drug problem. Ms. Walker’s wider background is in human rights and development, and she explores the impacts of organized crime and associated responses in these areas. Ms. Walker holds an MSc in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from Colgate University.
James Cockayne and Summer Walker (2016).Fighting Human Trafficking in Conflict: 10 Ideas for Action by the United Nations Security Council. United Nations University.
James Cockayne and Summer Walker (2015). What Comes After the War on Drugs – Flexibility, Fragmentation or Principled Pluralism?United Nations University.
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