Mark Shaw

Director, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Mark's talk broadcasts 05 June 2024, 07:30 AM

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Mark Shaw is the Director of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime.

He was previously the National Research Foundation Professor of Justice and Security at the University of Cape Town, Department of Criminology.

Mark worked for ten years at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), including as Inter-regional Advisor, Chief of the Criminal Justice Reform Unit and with the Global Programme against Transnational Organised Crime, with extensive field work.

Before joining the UN, Mark held a number of positions in the South African government and civil society where he worked on issues of public safety and urban violence in the post-apartheid transition.

He holds a PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and has published widely on organised crime, security and justice reform issues.

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Launch of the Global Assassination Monitor #AssassinationWitness

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Illicit economies, armed conflict and instability

22 March 2022, 02:00 PM
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31st CCPCJ Side Event: Communities on the frontline against organized crime

18 May 2022, 12:10 PM
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Giovanni Falcone and Italian society's fight against Cosa Nostra

30 June 2022, 09:00 AM
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The Launch of the Global Organized Crime Index 2023

26 September 2023, 02:00 PM
Rumbi Matamba Global Initiative Mark Shaw Laura Adal

Launch of the ECO-SOLVE Programme

24 April 2024, 02:00 PM
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Rising organized criminality in the Pacific islands – What drives it?

05 June 2024, 07:30 AM
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