Rome, Italy

Spring School on Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism: is there a nexus?

when 7 May 2018 - 11 May 2018
language English
duration 1 week
fee USD 1100

The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), in cooperation with John Cabot University (JCU), is organizing the second edition of the Spring School on Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism: is there a nexus?, which will take place at JCU in Rome, Italy from 7 to 11 May 2018.

Transnational organized crime and terrorism represent two of the most complex threats facing the international community today. When analyzing the nexus between terror and crime, the distinction between these concepts becomes blurred, and can at times converge − investigating and understanding this link may assist in the implementation of informed national and international legal standards in the fight against criminal and terrorist networks.

With these considerations in mind, UNICRI will deliver this one-week intensive course on Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism to shed light on their potential nexus. More specifically, the curriculum of the course focuses on:

- Transnational organized crime: definitions, organizations and legal framework
- Terrorism: definitions, groups, and legal framework
- Nature of crime-terror relationship
- Organized crime and terrorism in cyberspace
- Terrorist financing
- Impact of crime-terror nexus
- Critical reflections on the crime/terror nexus

Course leader

UNICRI is a United Nations entity established in 1965 to support countries worldwide in preventing crime and facilitating criminal justice.
UNICRI is mandated to assist intergovernmental, governmental and non-governmental organizations in formulating and

Target group

The course is designed for university graduates in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Economics, Social Science and other relevant disciplines. It is also addressed to young professionals working in governmental institutions, local authorities, international and non-governmental organizations seeking to deepen their understanding of the potential nexus between Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism.

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:

- Hold a three-year university degree issued by an internationally recognized university in one of the aforementioned areas
- Have a very good working knowledge of English

Applications from students who expect to graduate at the end of the 2017/2018 academic year will also be considered.

Course aim

The Spring School combines theory-based lectures with roundtable discussions, challenging case studies, and practical exercises. The faculty is composed of leading scholars and academics from JCU and other universities, as well as international legal experts from the United Nations system, international and non-governmental organizations, and civil society.

In this unique learning environment, participants will have the opportunity to interact with internationally recognised experts, meet peers and build lasting professional relationships with young professionals and students from around the world. This intensive experience fosters intercultural dialogue and promotes a deeper understanding of two of the most salient issues faced by the international community.

Credits info

Upon attendance of all the lectures and completion of the course, participants will receive a United Nations and John Cabot University certificate of participation.

Fee info

USD 1100: General registration fee.
Registration fees do not cover additional expenses such as those related to travel, meals, accommodation and VISA.
USD 1000: Early Bird applicants.
Registration fees do not cover additional expenses such as those related to travel, meals, accommodation and VISA.