Senior Programme Advisor and Senior Fellow, Emerging Security Challenges Programme; Terrorism and Organized Crime Cluster Leader
Dr Christina Schori Liang has been working in the field of security policy for the past 20 years. She began her career at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) in Washington D.C., and in 1996, moved to the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) where she became engaged in researching, writing and teaching. In 2012, she became the Co-Director of the New Issues in Security Course (NISC) and from 2013-2016 NISC Director. She is now leading the terrorism and organised crime cluster at the GCSP. She also designs and directs courses on “Building a National Strategy for Preventing Violent Extremism” and on “Securing Global Cities.” Dr Liang has lectured at universities, military academies, international organisations and NGOs in over 25 countries on subjects related to terrorism and transnational organised crime. Dr Liang was an Adjunct Faculty member for Boston University from 2008-2013 and is currently a Visiting Professor at the Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po, Paris.
Dr Liang edited a book on the European far right entitled: Europe for the Europeans: The Foreign and Security Policy of the Populist Radical Right. She regularly advises the UN Security Council’s 1267 Committee on global terrorist financing and has contributed to the 2015 and 2016 Global Terrorism Index on criminal-terrorist convergence and terrorist financing. Dr Liang is an active member of the UN’s Global Counter Terrorism Research Network, the RESOLVE Network, and the Global Exchange (GSX). Dr Liang obtained her BA in Political Science from Hope College, USA, and holds a DES (Master’s Degree) in International History and Politics and a PhD in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland.
Liang, Christina Schori, “Mapping the New Global Criminal-Terrorist Networks,” in the “2016 Global Terrorism Index: Measuring and Understanding the Impact of Terrorism.” Institute for Economics and Peace. 2016 p. 84-88.
Liang, Christina Schori, “The Criminal-Jihadist: Insights into Modern Terrorist Financing,” Strategic Security Analysis - 2016 n°10, August 2016.
Liang, Christina Schori, “ISIL Inc: A Portrait of a Modern Terrorist Enterprise,” in the “2015 Global Terrorism Index: Measuring and Understanding the Impact of Terrorism.” Institute for Economics and Peace. 2015 p. 76-80
Liang, Christina Schori, “Cyber Jihad: Understanding and Countering Islamic State Propaganda.” GCSP Policy Paper 2015/2
Liang, Christina Schori, “Shadow Networks: The Growing Nexus of Terrorism and Organised Crime.” GCSP Policy Paper 20, November, 2011.
Liang, Christina Schori, “Schattennetzwerke: Der Wachsende Nexus von Terrorismus und Organisierter Kriminalität, GCSP Policy Paper 20, November, 2011. GCSP Policy Paper 20 - Deutsch.pdf (952.2 kB)
Liang, Christina Schori (ed.) Europe for the Europeans: The Foreign and Security Policy of the Populist Radical Right (London: Ashgate Publishing, 2007), 318 p.