Louise I. Shelley
Dr. Louise Shelley is the Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Endowed Chair and a University Professor at Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University. She founded and directs the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC). Her most recent books are : Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime and Terrorism (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and Human Trafficking: A Global Perspective (Cambridge 2010). Her forthcoming book, Dark Commerce: How a New Illicit Economy is Threatening our Future (Princeton University Press) was written while an inaugural Andrew Carnegie fellow.
Professor Shelley has received Guggenheim, Fulbright, Rockefeller and many other fellowships and grants to support her research. She served for six years on Global Agenda Councils of the World Economic Forum first on the illicit trade council and then as the inaugural co-chair of organized crime. Dr. Shelley appears frequently in the media, lectures widely at universities and multinational bodies and has testified repeatedly before Congress and foreign and multinational organizations on financial crime and illicit flows, illicit trade, human trafficking, and the crime-terror relationship. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime.