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Analyst and JIED Managing Editor, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
Thi is the Managing Editor of the LSE Press‘s Journal of Illicit Economies and Development (JIED) and Analyst at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC). Thi is also coordinating and managing the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC)‘s activities such as IASOC annual prizes, events, and monthly bulletins, and the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP)‘s membership.
Thi works on and co-coordinates the Responsible & Ethical Business Coalition against Trafficking (RESPECT) Initiative, which serves as a platform for thought leaders, practitioners, and policy makers and to mobilise the business community as a strategic partner to tackle human trafficking. Her other projects include the Modern Slavery Map, an interactive map for business of anti-human trafficking organisations, and the Tech Against Trafficking initiative, a coalition of technology companies and stakeholders aiming to help eradicate human trafficking using technology.
Thi also works on and co-ordinates the Drugs & Development Hub (DDH) initiative, jointly launched by the London School of Economics (LSE), the Global Partnership on Drug Policies and Development (GPDPD), and GI-TOC to create new perspectives for integrated drug policies.
Her main areas of interest are human development – especially equity in education and healthcare, women’s empowerment; trafficking of children and women; poverty and humanitarian emergencies. Her regional interests are South Eastern Asia and Africa. She has supported the Global Poverty Project (now Global Citizen) in Wellington, New Zealand; the Austrian Red Cross, Supertramps in Vienna. She is currently a member of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)‘s Standing Group on Organised Crime (SGOC) and supporting the Regional Academy on the United Nations (RAUN) as a Programme Coordinator and the Pacific Links Foundation as a Regional Advisor in her personal capacity.
Thi speaks four languages: Vietnamese (mother tongue), English (professional proficiency), Chinese – Mandarin (intermediate) and German (intermediate).
Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Consultant
Researcher, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
PhD Candidate, Hertie School of Governance
Doctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences
Senior Fellow, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime
Professor of Public Security Department at the Zhejiang Police College and Director of the Zhejiang Institute of Policing, China
Global Chief Government Industry Scientist, Huawei Technologies
Ambassador, Parliamentary Assembly of Mediterranean; Professor, French Military Academy
Programme Specialist / Gender Investigator, Women, Peace and Security
Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies, University of Bath, UK
Global Director of Development and Beneficiation, Gemological Institute of America