The keynote speakers in alphabetical order:
Avi Brisman is an Associate Professor in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond KY (USA). He received a B.A. from Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH) an M.F.A from Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY), a J.D. with honours from the University of Connecticut School of Law (Hartford, CT) and a Ph.D. in anthropology from Emory University (Atlanta, GA). He is coeditor, with Nigel South, of the Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology (2013), coeditor, with Nigel South and Rob White, of Environmental Crime and Social Conflict: Contemporary and Emerging Issues (Ashgate, 2015), and coauthor, with Nigel South, of Green Cultural Criminology: Constructions of Environmental Harm, Consumerism and Resistance to Ecocide (Routledge, 2014).
Christiane Gerstetter works at Ecologic Institute in Berlin and is coordinating the FP7 Project EFFACE (European Union Action to Fight Environmental Crime).
Nadja Guenster is Professor of International Financial Management at the Muenster School of Business and Economics, University of Muenster, Germany, and a visiting faculty fellow at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. At Haas, Nadja is faculty advisor of the Haas Socially Responsible Investment Fund and faculty co-chair of the Moskowitz Prize Committee. Nadja’s research focuses on the intersection of corporate social responsibility and finance, and asset price bubbles. Her papers have been published in journals such as the Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Asset Management, and European Financial Management. She received the 2005 Moskowitz Prize for the best quantitative study in the SRI domain, 2005 European Finance and Sustainability Research Award, the 2011 Crowell Prize by Panagora Asset Management, and the 2011 European Financial Management Top Download Best Paper Award. Nadja obtained her PhD from RSM Erasmus University in 2009.”
Michael Levi has been Professor of Criminology at Cardiff University since 1991. He has been conducting international research on the control of white-collar and organised crime, corruption and money laundering/financing of terrorism since 1972. He currently serves on the Center for Global Development committee on illicit financial flows, the European Commission Group of Experts on Corruption, and Europol advisory committees. In 2013 he was given the Distinguished Scholar Award by IASOC; and in 2014, the ASC Sellin-Glueck prize for his contribution to international and comparative criminology. Books include The Phantom Capitalists, Drugs and Money, and Regulating Fraud.
Vincenzo Ruggiero is Professor of Sociology at Middlesex University in London. He has conducted research of behalf of many national and international agencies, including the European Commission and the United |Nations, His most recent monographs are: Penal Abolitionism (2010), The Crimes of the Economy (2013) and Power and Crime (2015).
Nigel South is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Centre for Criminology, a member of the Human Rights Centre and, from 2005-2013, a Pro-Vice-Chancellor, at the University of Essex, Colchester, UK. He is also a visiting Adjunct Professor in the School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. He has published widely on green criminology; drug use, health and crime; inequalities and citizenship; and heoretical and comparative criminology, and currently serves on the editorial boards of Critical Criminology, Deviant Behavior and the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy. With Avi Brisman, he is co-editor of the Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology (2013).
Grazia Maria Vagliasindi
Grazia Maria Vagliasindi is a researcher in Criminal Law at the University of Catania, Department of Criminal Law and scientifically responsible for the University of Catania's contribution to the FP7 project EFFACE.