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CSD2014 Conference ‘Organised Crime in Conflict Zones’


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 CSD2014 Conference ‘Organised Crime in Conflict Zones’

 The CSD2014 Conference ‘Organised Crime in Conflict Zones’ will take place on the 6th of March, 2014. Organised by postgraduate students from the Conflict, Security and Development (CSD) programme at King’s College London (KCL) and supported by the War Studies Department, the conference will be held at the Great Hall of the Strand Campus.

The one-day event will focus on transnational organised crime, a multi-billion pound global business and an area of growing international concern. The programme will address the conflict-crime nexus and focus on three key areas of organised crime. These are drug trafficking, terrorist criminality and human trafficking. The conference objective is to address gaps in policy and scholarship, and to encourage research into this subject of growing relevance.

The event will benefit from contributions of leading policymakers, practitioners and academics in the field. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Nigel Inkster, Director of Transnational Threats and Political Risk at the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) and Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Committee on Terrorism.
  • Lynellyn D. Long, Chair of Trustees at ‘Her Equality, Rights and Autonomy’ (HERA) – Women Entrepreneurs Against Trafficking and former Chief of Mission of the International Organisation for Migration in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
  • Charlie Edwards, Senior Research Fellow and Director of National Security and Resilience Studies at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).
  • Parosha Chandran, award-winning human rights barrister at 1 Pump Court Chambers in London and co-founder of the Trafficking Law and Policy Forum.
  • Lt. Gen. Jonathon Riley, former honorary Colonel of the Royal Welch Fusiliers and visiting professor at the War Studies Department of KCL. Lt. Gen. Riley commanded British peacekeeping forces in Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Iraq & Afghanistan and was Deputy Commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan (2007-2009).

The total of 14 speakers will address the root causes of organised crime, connections to conflict, strategic responses and forward-looking policy implications.

For more information on the conference and our speakers, please visit our website at:
Preferential rates are available for students, to purchase tickets please go to:
For any queries please contact us at:

We hope that you are able to join us at the Great Hall and be part of this exciting new venture.

Yours faithfully,

CSD2014 Organising Committee
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