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Misha Glenny      

Journalist & Broadcaster, Expert on Southeast Europe, Global Organized Crime & Cybersecurity

Misha Glenny is a journalist and broadcaster whose books include The Balkans: Nationalism, War and the Great Powers: 1804-2012; McMafia: A Journey through the Global Criminal Underworld; DarkMarket: How Hackers Became the New Mafia and Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio.

During and after his career as the Guardian’s and then the BBC’s Central Europe correspondent, during which he covered the revolutions in Eastern Europe and the wars in the former Yugoslavia, he has won numerous journalistic and academic awards.

Glenny has also worked as an independent consultant to many governments and agencies. He is currently a member of the International Advisory Board of Global Witness, a London- and Washington-based NGO that seeks to uncover links between human rights abuses and the commodities industry. He is currently researching his next book, which will be on Brazil.

In 2012, Glenny was invited by Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs to teach as a Visiting Professor. He was named the UK's Information Security Journalist of the Year for articles detailing the relationship between IT security and politics.

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