Mark Shaw

Director, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

About this speaker

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.


Launch of the Global Assassination Monitor #AssassinationWitness

17 November 2021, 02:00 PM
Michelle Foley Mark Shaw Andrew Caruana Galizia Ana Paula Oliveira Fiona Marshall Nina Kaysser

Illicit economies, armed conflict and instability

22 March 2022, 02:00 PM
Lucia Bird Renata Segura Heike Thiele Tjark Egenhoff Etannibi Alemika Amado Philip de Andres Alastair Nelson Adam Day Mark Shaw Gifty Mensah Summer Walker Borges Nhamirre Mathias Steinebach Judith Vorrath Jean-Luc Lemahieu

31st CCPCJ Side Event: Communities on the frontline against organized crime

18 May 2022, 12:10 PM
Mark Shaw Siria Gastelum Felix Hermanto Hasan Luis Javier Campuzano Pina Kjersti E. Andersen Bubacar Ture Ian Tennant Robert Riziki Maria Isabel Cruz Bernal

Giovanni Falcone and Italian society's fight against Cosa Nostra

30 June 2022, 09:00 AM
Alessandro Cortese Ruggero Scaturro Anna Alvazzi del Frate Maria Vittoria De Simone Jean-Luc Lemahieu Francesco Testa Riikka Puttonen Mark Shaw