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Roundtable Discussion: Transnational Organised Crime and Security

When May 16, 2013
from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Where St Edmund's College, Garden Room
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Rusi Journal

Organised by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
and the Von Hügel Institute
Speakers: James Bergeron; Dr Frank G Madsen; Professor Barry Rider
Chair: Dr Geoffrey Edwards

Transnational organised crime increasingly concerns policy-makers and security experts around the world. Drug-related violence in Mexico, human trafficking in the Mediterranean, and Internet and environmental crimes are only some of the examples of transnational organised crime with increasing bearing over international security.
The relationship between the two phenomena deserves closer scrutiny: at what point does the existence of transnational criminal activity become an international security concern? Which aspects of international organised crime have an impact on international security and defence? How can academic research on organised crime help policy-makers to formulate adequate responses?
This roundtable will present a new series of articles in the RUSI Journal, guest edited by Dr Frank G Madsen, that explores these and other questions.
About the speakers:

James Bergeron currently serves as Political Advisor to the Commander, Striking and Support Forces NATO, Lisbon, Portugal.

Dr Frank G Madsen is a Research Associate at the Von Hügel Institute, St Edmund’s College, Cambridge. He formerly was Head of Criminal Intelligence at the Interpol General Secretariat in France and subsequently Director of Security for a US Fortune-100 multinational.

Professor Barry Rider is a Professorial Fellow, Centre for Development Studies, University of Cambridge and Fellow Commoner, Jesus College, Cambridge.

Dr Geoffrey Edwards is a Senior Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Cambridge and an Emeritus Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge.

The event is free to attend, no need to register.


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