Professor Dr. Edgardo Buscaglia is a public policy advisor to governments and non-governmental organisations in 119 countries since 1991, an author of numerous publications on organised crime and terrorism, media articles in several languages, and an international philanthropist focused on assisting victims of organised crime worldwide. Professor Dr. Buscaglia is presently a Senior Research Scholar in Law and Economics at Columbia University since 2005 and a Visiting Senior Academic at the Università degli Studi di Torino (Italy). He finished a postdoctoral in jurisprudence and social policy at the University of California at Berkeley and a PhD in Law and Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
Professor Dr. Buscaglia’s philanthropic activities include his independent panel member role for the Wildlife Justice Commission, President of the Board of the Friends of Wildlife Justice Commission (USA), and his advice for preventing human trafficking by supporting victims and potential victims in Mexico and in Central America as Director of the International Law and Economic Development Centre. He also serves pro bono as President of the Institute for Citizens Action in Mexico. Professor Dr. Buscaglia also served on the Board of Governance of Transparency International (Berlin, 1995–1999).