Antonio Sampaio – The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

Name: Antonio Sampaio

Organisation: The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

Disciplinary Area: Strategic Studies, Architecture, International Security

Research Area: Urbanisation, Armed Conflict

Role: Research Provider


Which call are you planning to apply for?
Transnational Organised Crime 2018

What are your research interests?
We are interested in partnering to do research on the relationship between transnational organised crime and cities. This can focus on the impact of transnational illict flows on cities, the linkages between urban gangs and transnational enterprises, the role and mutations of illicit economies in cities in relation to organised-crime organisations, among others. Our main geographical areas of focus are: Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and South Asia.

What is your offer?
Urban security and violence have been the main research stream of the IISS Security and Development programme. We have looked at the developmental impact of organised crime, as well as urban criminal violence and policies in Colombia and Brazil. The IISS offers experience in policy-oriented research, alongside a great platform to reach policymakers and practitioners. We also have offices in Singapore, Washington DC and Bahrain.

Who would you like to collaborate with?
Universities interested in researching the relationship between urbanisation, urban security, developmet and organised crime. This could include departments focused on crime as well as those focused on architecture, urban design or conflict studies.