Antônio Sampaio

Senior Analyst, GI-TOC Senior analyst focused on urban violence and political economy of conflict

About this speaker

Antônio is a Senior Analyst at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. He examines urban armed violence, non-state armed groups and their impact on governance and security. Antônio also studies conflict economies and the roles of cities in wars. His research has been focused on cities in Latin America (particularly Brazil and Colombia), as well as Somalia, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Antônio worked for nine years at The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) – more recently as Research Fellow. Prior to that, Antônio worked as a journalist at Globo News TV in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

He has conducted field research on various aspects of urban violence in Colombia, Brazil, Kenya, Somalia, Afghanistan and Pakistan. 

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Taking the measure of crime: The 2021 Global Organized Crime Index

01 December 2021, 01:00 PM
Antônio Sampaio Kosyo Ivanov Lyes Tagziria Laura Adal

Cities and Illicit Economies: criminal power and the impact on urban governance and democracy

18 October 2023, 04:00 PM
Martin Bisp Antônio Sampaio Joana Monteiro Emma Elfversson Andrea  Varsori