Summer School on Illicit Trade: A practical view into the dark side of globalization

Money laundering. Terrorist financing. Drug trafficking. Arms smuggling. Illicit trafficking of wildlife, human body parts, and ancient historical artifacts. Tax havens. Proliferation of WMDs. Oil bunkering. Human smuggling and the modern day slave trade. Conflict minerals and blood diamonds. These are not just abstract terms, but billion dollar globalized industries that are partof the world’s globally interconnected economy and which overlap with and exacerbate terrorism, war and conflict, corruption, authoritarianism, the decline of the natural environment and other contemporary security threats.


With these considerations in mind, the University of Groningen and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) organize the fourth edition of the Summer School on Illicit Trade, which will be delivered online from the 5th to 9th July 2021.

Application Deadline: 20.6.2021