7 – 26 June 2021, Virtual event
Our Standing Group on Organised Crime (SGOC) is pleased to announce its first online Summer School on Transnational Organised Crime. Held in a new all-empowering and equal opportunity format, the remote programme offers a remarkable learning experience from the comfort of your own home.
As with previous SGOC Schools, the programme is intended to enhance interactions between scholars and practitioners while providing a deeper understanding of the challenges posed by — and potential responses to — transnational organised crime.
In collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Summer School utilises the unique expertise of seasoned professionals to provide instruction on — and facilitate a deeper understanding of — the dynamics of transnational organised crime. More on the cirriculum.
The Summer School will give you the chance to:
- Distinguish the ways in which criminal activities and structures transcend international borders;
- Explain how the current nature of international borders both restrains and provides opportunities for crime;
- Critically assess the validity and reliability of data on transnational crime;
- Identify major elements of the legal and institutional framework for international cooperation against transnational organised crime and assess their impact on containment;
- Examine how states utilise the international legal framework to prevent and combat organized crime;
- Scrutinise private sector, public-private and civil society responses to transnational organised crime and identify best practices
- Gain first-hand experience contributing to the SHERLOC Knowledge Management Portal, an initiative developed by the UNODC
- Assist in the dissemination of information on the implementation of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its three supplementing Protocols
There is a limit of 50 participants for this Summer School, so submit your application early!
Organisers, faculty and speakers
- Director Yuliya Zabyelina
- Assistant Director Nicole Kalczynski
- Steering Committee Felia Allum and Maria Cristina Montefusco
Lecturers, speakers and seminar facilitators
- Alberto Vannucci University of Pisa, Italy
- Alex Reid Royal United Services Institute, UK
- Anita Lavorgna University of Southampton, UK
- Baris Cayli University of Derby, UK
- Brendan Marsh Queen’s University Belfast, UK
- Colin Craig UNODC
- Daan van Uhm Utrecht University, Netherlands
- Deborah Alimi University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France
- Dina Siegel Utrecht University, Netherlands
- Diorella Islas The Government of Mexico, Mexico
- Dmitry Orlov UNODC
- Fabrizio Sarrica UNODC
- Felia Allum University of Bath, UK
- Flavia Romiti UNODC
- Helena Ferrand Carapico Northumbria University, UK
- Jay Albanese Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
- Kimberley Thachuk The George Washington University, USA
- Liz David Barett University of Sussex, UK
- Marco Dugato University of Bologna and Transcrime, Italy
- Maria Cristina Montefusco UNODC
- Mark Williams Royal United Services Institute, UK
- Morgane Nicot UNODC
- Neil Walsh UNODC
- Riikka Puttonen UNODC
- Shahrzad Fouladvand University of Sussex, UK
- Simon Harding University of West London, UK
- Simonetta Grassi UNODC
- Sine Plambech Danish Institute for International Studies, Denmark
- Siria Gastélum Félix Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime
- Stan Gilmour Thames Valley Police, UK
- Tanya Wyatt Northumbria University, UK
- Yuliya Zabyelina John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA
How to apply
Submit your application via this form by Saturday 1 May.
You’ll be notified about the outcome of your application by Sunday 9 May. If you are successful, you’ll receive a link to register.
Registration and fees
Registration fee: £250
The fee includes study materials and a certificate of completion.
Students from developing countries can apply for a full or partial waiver of the participation fee. A total of 4 full waivers and 5 partial waivers of £125 will be administered.
Successful applicants can register between Monday 10 May and Tuesday 25 May.