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Beyond Convergence: World Without Order

A book launch discussion on the nexus between terrorism and organised crime

The Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) warmly invite you to join the Geneva launch of the National Defence University’s edited volume of essays looking at transnational threats: trends, enablers and impacts. The book “Beyond Convergence: World without Order” is a sequel to the very successful 2013 volume of “Convergence: Illicit networks and national security”.

This book suggests that the last 10 years have witnessed “the emergence of a highly adaptive and parasitic alternative ecosystem, based on criminal commerce and extreme violence, with little regard for what we commonly conceive of as the public interest or the public good.” What are the consequences of such an emerging criminal ecosystem on national security, state fragility, and overall global system of states?

We will have the pleasure of hosting not only one of the editors of the volume but also three authors of chapters around the topic of terrorism and organised crime:

  • Michael Miklaucic (editor and moderator)
  • Scott Atran (author of Chapter 3: “The Islamic State Revolution”)
  • Tuesday Reitano (co-author of Chapter 10: “Virtually Illicit: The Use of Social Media in a Hyper-Connected World”)
  • Mark Shaw (author of Chapter 11: “’We Pay, You Pay:’ Protection Economies, Financial Flows, and Violence”)
  • Christina Schori Liang (respondent, Geneva Centre for Security Policy)

The event will by live tweeted (@GI_TOC) recorded via Facebook Live from the Global Initiative Facebook page. Coffee, a light snack and copies of the publication will be available.

To register, please contact Jessica Gerken of the Global Initiative Secretariat by 20 March.

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