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Organised Crime Research Network


A UCL-based research network on preventing and controlling organised crime


Upcoming Seminar: “Armed Conflict, Organised Crime and the Rise of the Commercial Insurgency”

By Patricio Estevez-Soto, on 19 January 2018

The UCL Organised Research Network (OCRN) is very pleased to announce our next Seminar:  “Armed Conflict, Organised Crime and the Rise of the Commercial Insurgency by Shaun Ryles, formerly at UK MOD, who will share his experience tackling crime around the globe.

The seminar will take place next Wednesday 24th January 2018 in the Teaching Room at 35 Tavistock Square, Jill Dando Institute, UCL, London WC1H 9EZ. As always, the event is free, open to the general public, and will end with a small networking reception with our fellow OCRN members.

Speaker Profile

After decades of operating in the frontline of geopolitics as a military officer, Shaun has spent the last five years working in the specific diplomatic environments associated with post-conflict security sector reform initiatives. He has extensive first-hand experience in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, and holds master’s degrees in Business Administration, International Relations (Cambridge) and Strategic Management.  As a fluent Spanish speaker he has spent the last few years working in Latin America, and has recently returned from a year in Mexico City where he conducted extensive research in the use of security forces to combat high intensity organised crime.

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