Tuesday Reitano is an expert in transnational threats, peace and security, governance and development.
She is the Deputy Director of the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime, an independent policy think tank based in Geneva, Switzerland, that she co-founded in 2013. She is a senior research advisor at the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria, where she leads five organized crime observatories in Africa, and a Consulting Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Security and Development Programme.
Tuesday was formerly the director of CT MORSE, an independent policy and monitoring unit for the EU’s programmes in counter-terrorism, and for 12 years was a policy specialist in the UN System, including with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Development Group (UNDG) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Tuesday has authored a number of policy-orientated and academic reports with leading institutions such as the UN, World Bank and OECD on topics ranging from organized crime’s evolution and impact in Africa, on human smuggling, illicit financial flows, and the nexus between crime, terrorism, security and development.
Tuesday is the lead author of a forthcoming OECD flagship publication: Illicit Financial Flows: Criminal Economies in West Africa, as well as the co-author of Migrant, Refugee; Smuggler, Saviour, a book to published by Hurst on the role of smugglers in Europe’s migration crisis.
She holds three Masters Degrees in Business Administration (MBA) from McGill University in Canada, Public Administration (MPA) from New York University in the US, and an MSc in Security, Conflict and International Development (MSc) from Leicester University in the UK.
Tuesday splits her time between Beirut and Geneva.
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