Dr. Louise Shelley is the Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Endowed Chair for civic intellectual, University Professor in the School of Policy,
Government and International Affairs and the founder and Director of the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC)
at George Mason University. Her latest book is Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime and Terrorism (Cambridge University Press, 2014).
Her previous book is Human Trafficking: A Global Perspective (Cambridge, 2010). Dr. Shelley has written books and dozens of articles
and books chapters on the subject of transnational crime and corruption. She is presently working on a book on illicit trade in the
real and virtual world. She served for six years as a member of the Global Agenda Councils on Organized Crime and Illicit Trade of
the World Economic Forum. She is a life member of the Council of Foreign Relations. She is the recipient of many fellowships and prizes
including the Guggenheim and two Fulbrights and two grants from the MacArthur Foundation. Dr. Shelley has testified for the United States
Congress repeatedly on these issues and has addressed fora of the OSCE, OECD and other national and international bodies and appears in
the media frequently.
From 1995-2014, Dr. Shelley ran programs in Russia, Ukraine and Georgia with leading specialists on the problems of
organized crime and corruption. She has also been the principal investigator of large-scale projects on money laundering
from Russia, Ukraine and Georgia and of training of law enforcement persons on the issue of trafficking in persons.
Professor Shelley is presently serving on the Global Agenda Council on Illicit Trade and Organized Crime of the World
Economic Forum (WEF) and was the first co-chair of its Council on Organized Crime. She presently co-chairs a group on
human trafficking within the Global Agenda Councils of the WEF. Professor Shelley is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
She has spoken at various international fora and at many universities both in the United States and abroad on transnational
crime, terrorism, human trafficking, illicit trade and corruption. Additionally, she appears on television and radio,
including appearances on CNN, NPR’s Marketplace and Takeaway, PBS, A&E, the History Channel, C-span, Tavis Smiley, Kojo Nnamdi and 60 Minutes.
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