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“Inside the Global Criminal Underworld ”
Date Wednesday April 23
Time 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
312 Sutter St., 2nd Floor Auditorium
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorSavilla Pitt
Emailinfo [at]
Address312 Sutter St., San Francisco CA
A Meet the Author Event

Who: Misha Glenny, Former Central Europe Correspondent, BBC World Service; Author, The Fall of Yugoslavia and The Balkans

Event: From human trafficking in Bulgaria to elaborate Internet frauds in Nigeria, how has globalization and new technology influenced organized crime? While the political upheaval following the demise of communism in Eastern Europe and easy flow of money and people to the West certainly provided the perfect opportunity for the underworld’s shadow economy to flourish, what are some of the less familiar aspects of global crime? How does organized crime feed off poverty in the developing world and how is it fueled by the material affluence of the West? To trace the recent growth of organized crime, award-winning author Misha Glenny joins the Council to discuss his new book McMafia. A former BBC World correspondent and regularly consulted by U.S. and European governments on the Balkans, Glenny traveled the globe and interviewed police, victims, politicians, and members of the global underworld to shed light on this confusing world.

When: Wednesday April 23; Registration: 5:30pm; Program: 6pm
Where: World Affairs Council, 2nd Floor Auditorium, 312 Sutter St. San Francisco
Admission Costs: Council Members: FREE; Students: $5; Nonmembers: $15
Info: 415.293.4600; info [at]
Added to the calendar on Friday Mar 7th, 2008 11:18 AM

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