Paolo Campana is a University Lecturer in Criminology and Complex Networks at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. He is an Official Fellow of Darwin College Cambridge, an Associate Member of Nuffield College Oxford and of the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford. Paolo’s work specialises in organised crime and criminal networks. He has worked extensively on the issues of trafficking and smuggling of human beings into Europe as well as the movement and emergence of Mafia-like organisations and their impact on local communities. His work has appeared in the British Journal of Criminology, Crime and Justice, Theoretical Criminology, European Journal of Criminology, Social Networks, Rationality and Society, European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, Policing, Trends in Organised Crime, Global Crime, and Methodological Innovations, and it has been translated into Chinese, French and Italian.
Dr. Baris Cayli Messina is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Derby. He is the author of Violence and Militants (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019). He held positions as Visiting Professor at LUMSA University and the University of Palermo in Italy.
Dr. Messina is a Fellow at RUSI and Senior Researcher in TSAS (Canadian Network for research on terrorism, security, and society) and steering committee member of Standing Group on Organised Crime. Dr. Messina is currently working on a new book project on the resistance of Sicilian people against the Mafia.
Dr. Evan Ellis is a research professor of Latin American Studies at the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, with a focus on the region’s relationships with China and other non-Western Hemisphere actors, as well as transnational organized crime and populism in the region.
Dr. Ellis previously served as on the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff (S/P) with responsibility for Latin America and the Caribbean (WHA), as well as International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) issues.
Dr. Ellis has also been awarded the Order of Military Merit José María Córdova by the Colombian government for his scholarship on security issues in the region.
Dr. Felia Allum is Senior Lecturer in Italian and Politics in the Department of Politics, Languages, and International Studies at the University of Bath (UK). She is currently a Leverhulme Major Research Fellow (2018-2021) focusing on women in criminal organisations.
She is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) and has been recognised for her innovative teaching methods. In July 2016, she was awarded the Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award by the University of Bath and in April 2019 she received the Jennie Lee Prize for Outstanding Teaching from the Political Studies Association (UK).
Her research interests relate to West European Politics, organised crime, Italian mafias (the Neapolitan Camorra), gender and political corruption.
Paul Radu (@IDashboard) is a co-founder and co-executive director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project www.occrp.org a co-creator of the Investigative Dashboard concept https://id.occrp.org/, of Visual investigative Scenarios visualization software vis.occrp.org and a co-founder of RISE Project www.riseproject.ro a platform for investigative reporters and hackers in Romania.
He has held a number of fellowships, including the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowship in 2001, the Milena Jesenska Press Fellowship in 2002, the Rosalyn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism in 2007, the 2008 Knight International Journalism fellowship with the International Center for Journalists as well as a 2009-2010 Stanford Knight Journalism Fellowship. He is the recipient of numerous awards including in 2004, the Knight International Journalism Award and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, in 2007, the Global Shining Light Award, the Tom Renner Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, the 2011 the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting and a 2015 European Press Prize. Paul is an Ashoka Global fellow and a board member with the Global Investigative Journalism Network gijn.org and other organizations.
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