Global Knowledge and Transnational Crime, part of the CGS Globalizing Knowledge Series, presented by Yuliya Zabyelina.
Description: In her talk, Dr. Zabyelina discussed crimes committed by state bodies and international representatives, and particularly those who are protected by immunity from prosecution (e.g., diplomatic immunity, immunities, and protections provided to international civil servants and peacekeepers, parliamentary immunity, head-of-state immunity, etc.). In addition to her analysis of criminal activities, she evaluated the existing response mechanisms developed by domestic agencies (e.g., Department of State, Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of the Treasury, etc.) and international organizations (e.g., INTERPOL, UNODC, World Bank, United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services, etc.).
Bio: Professor Yuliya Zabyelina teaches in the Department of Political Science in the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at CUNY. She specializes in interdisciplinary socio-legal research that combines theories and methodologies from international relations, criminal justice, and legal studies. In particular, she is interested in the nature of crime at the international level and the existing mechanisms for its prevention and control. Within the broader framework of her research on international criminal justice topics, she is also keen on studying countries of the former Soviet Union.