Summer School on Transnational Organised Crime

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.

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