James Albrecht is presently a Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Homeland Security at Pace University in New York. James Albrecht received a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship in 1998 and worked as a Professor at the National Police College of Finland, and is considered an authority in: Police Use of Force; Community/Zero Tolerance Policing initiatives; Police Response to Terrorism; Emergency Incident Planning and Management; Democratic Policing; Law Enforcement Leadership Practices; Corruption Control; Developing Police Volunteer Programs; and other international criminal justice and law enforcement issues. Professor Albrecht has lectured at police facilities and universities in China, Taiwan, Russia, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Canada, Dubai, Kosovo, Macedonia, Malta, Ukraine, Trinidad & Tobago, South Africa, the UK, and throughout the USA; and serves as a consultant to the United Nations, the US Department of Homeland Security, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriffs Association, and the National Institute of Justice on terrorism and policing matters.
James Albrecht possesses separate Bachelor’s Degrees in Biology and German Language; and separate Master’s Degrees in Criminal Justice; Human Physiology; and History. Jimmy is completing his PhD in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven. James Albrecht is the recipient of a 2013 Embassy Policy Specialist Fellowship (USDOS/IREX) and was tasked with conducting research and making recommendations to improve law enforcement effectiveness and legitimacy in Ukraine.
James Albrecht is the author and editor of numerous books: “Effective Crime Reduction Strategies: International Perspectives;” “Policing Major Events: Perspective from Across the World;” “Police Reserves and Volunteers: Enhancing Police Effectiveness and Public Trust,” “Police Brutality, Misconduct and Corruption: Criminological Explanations and Policy Implications,” “Policing and Minority Communities: Current Issues and Global Perspectives,” “Effective Police Service Delivery: Contemporary Issues and Global Perspectives,” “Police and International Peacekeeping Missions,” and the soon to be published “The History of Law and Civilization.” Professor Albrecht has many published works dealing with law enforcement, community policing, legal history, corruption control, crime reduction strategies, justice-related gender issues, criminology, and international terrorism/counter-terrorism.
Christopher P. Daignault is the Director of General Affairs with the IACS. He has practiced law for almost 20 years as a regulatory attorney for the U.S. government. Following a brief stint as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Daignault joined the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., and has served as a sworn police officer in the Reserve Corps. Mr. Daignault is a certified police academy instructor and has taught "active assailant" classes publicly.
Michael Damiani is a research associate with the IACS. He holds an MSc in International Development and Global Studies from Roskilde University, Denmark, and currently works within the policy section for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at the Australian Embassy in Copenhagen. He has experience working on international projects in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
Jakob Ranglin Grissler has a master’s degree in Asian studies from Stockholm University. He has previously studied Japanese studies in Japan for two years, and his research interests concern Japan’s role in Asia through such issues as history, security, development, migration, and international norm-making.
Md. Rashedul Islam is a full-stack developer with more than 5 years of experience in a wide range of front-end and back-end technologies. He loves building Laravel applications and WordPress websites.
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He holds a B.Sc. in Electrical And Electronic Engineering from Begum Rokeya University, Bangladesh.
Kimon Kalliatakis is a Research Associate with the IACS. He holds a BSc in Security Studies
and an MSc in Crisis and Security Management from Leiden University. Kimon is
specialized in the governance of crisis and security, with emphasis on the forecasting of
Senior Researcher | Chair of Asian Drug Crime Research Committee
Hai Thanh Luong
Senior Researcher | Chair of Asian Drug Crime Research Committee
Dr. Hai Luong has spent over fifteen years designing and training law enforcement agencies in
Southeast Asia, mainly focusing on Vietnam. He focuses on cross-border crimes in mainland
Southeast Asia, including drug trafficking, human trafficking, policing and police training, and
Vietnamese criminal groups overseas.
Director of Community Relations and Public Affairs | IACS Founder
Aparajita Mondal is a post-graduate from the IIT, Bombay, Aparajita Mondal holds an MA in Public Policy. Her key interest lies in Transnational Organized Crime and its role in financing terrorism. Apart from that, she also has a keen interest in public policies explicitly looking at the domestic political dynamics and terrorism.
Naletha Pangemanan is a Junior Researcher with IACS. She is an early-career Consultant based in Jakarta, Indonesia. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in International Relations minoring in Strategic & Defense Studies and is actively volunteering in various international-based organizations. Her primary research interests include International Security, National Security Policy, Maritime Security, as well as Foreign & Defense Policy.
Filipa Reis (she/they) is a Research Associate with IACS. She holds a BSc. in Economics and a MA in International Studies from the University of Vienna and is currently undergoing an internship at UNCTAD in the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Section. Her research interests include development, innovation, labour economics, skills and education, geopolitics and intersectional gender equality.
Esther Brito Ruiz is a Research Associate with IACS. She is Master’s Graduate in Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics; specializing in genocide and women’s rights. Currently, she is writing a book on urban governance at the IESE Business School. She was previously a Global Shaper within The World Economic Forum.
Burcak Unal is a junior researcher with the IACS. She is a Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration student with the Colorado State University, USA. Currently, she is based in Ankara, Turkey.
Abhishek Verma is a PhD scholar at School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru
University. He is currently a student of Diplomacy and Disarmament (DAD) division of
Centre for International Politics, Organisation and Disarmament (CIPOD), SIS, JNU. He has
research experience at international relations magazine ‘The Kootneeti’ and ‘Foreign Policy
Research Centre’ (FPRC) a New Delhi based think tank. He is a core member of The India
Futures, a New Delhi based independent media organisation focusing on Indian foreign
policy and diplomatic review.
Jayantika Rao Tiruvaloor Viavoori is a Research Associate with IACS. Jayantika holds a BA in International Studies with a specialisation in the Middle East and a MA in International Relations with a specialisation in Culture and Politics from Leiden University. Her primary focus is on identity and gender rights, including protecting women’s rights, minorities, and sexual minorities.
Dr. James P. Welch holds a Ph.D. in international criminal law from Leiden University. Dr. James
has worked in police, military, and intelligence services for over 50 years. He is a sworn
translator/interpreter for the Belgian Federal Police and an Essential Functions Officer (EFO) for
the U.S. Department of Defense. Dr,. Welch is currently an adjunct professor with Rabdan
Academy in the UAE.
Director of Training | IACS President | Board of Director