Stefano Betti specializes in transnational criminal law and policy. In addition to being TRACIT’s Deputy Director General, he is Senior Advisor at the Siracusa Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights and a Consultant for various UN entities on crime related projects. Before joining TRACIT, he was Senior Counsel at INTERPOL’s Office of Legal Affairs, where he headed the Organization’s legal program on illicit trade. Between 2001 and 2013, he held various positions at the European Parliament Secretariat, the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). At UNODC, he provided extensive legal, policy advice and training to decision-makers and law enforcement officials worldwide on the implementation of international treaties against terrorism, corruption and organized crime. He is Visiting Professor in International and Comparative Law at the University of Toulouse Capitole and a Member of the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime. He holds a Master degree in “EU Studies: EU Policy-Making” from the London School of Economics, an honor diploma from the University of Montpellier (France) and a Law Degree from the University of Milan (Italy). He is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Italian and has published extensively in several international journals.