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Misha Glenny

London, UK
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Specialist on international organised crime and cyber security

Expert on Central and Eastern Europe

Award winning author, journalist and commentator

Misha Glenny is an award winning author and journalist whose latest book, “Dark Market: How Hackers Became the New Mafia”, on cybercrime and its consequences is now being published in over twenty editions around the world. Misha worked for over 20 years in Eastern and Central Europe. A former BBC Central Europe Correspondent, he is also the author of four best-selling books, “The Rebirth of History: Eastern Europe in the Age of Democracy”; “The Fall of Yugoslavia”; “The Balkans: 1804-2012” and “McMafia: Seriously Organised Crime”. McMafia is currently being developed as a major TV series in the United States and the UK.

Misha has written for all major British and European newspapers and is a regular contributor to the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, and the New Yorker. Among his awards are the Sony Gold Award for Special Contribution to Broadcasting. He has lectured at universities throughout Europe and the United States while the major diplomatic actors involved in the Balkans, including the Foreign Office and State Department at the highest level, continue to consult him regularly.

In recent years, Misha has become one of the most popular keynote speakers at cyber security events around the world with his unique research into the relationship between cyber crime, cyber industrial espionage and cyber warfare.

Misha is a distinguished Fulbright scholar; he is a former fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington as well as having worked as a visiting research professor at the London School of Economics. He is the Founding Director of SEE Change, an NGO which completed a two-year project developing cross-border cooperation between multi-ethnic municipalities in Kosovo, Serbia and Macedonia. In January 2012, Misha taught his course, Crime, Corruption and Economic Transition, as Visiting Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He is currently researching a book on crime and corruption in Brazil.

Our Comment

"Misha’s expertise on underworld criminal activity and cyber security provides audiences with fascinating insights into global problems facing governments, businesses and citizens alike. He speaks German, Czech and Serbo-Croat."

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