Elizabeth da Cunha
Currently reviewing Ph.D. applicants

    Ms. Sussekind is a professor of criminology and human rights at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. She has a degree in criminology and a master’s degree in Law and Development Sciences from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro. She is a human rights activist, working with problems of violence and prison issues, and has served as Secretary of Justice of Brazil. Ms. Sussekind would like to observe both governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations in their methods and procedures used in preventing and combating human trafficking, especially organ trafficking. Additionally, she would like to increase her knowledge base regarding international organizations and their efforts in controlling human trafficking, international organized crime, money laundering, and terrorism. During her fellowship year, Ms. Sussekind will focus on public agencies and NGOs and their treatment of organized crime: prevention, investigative methods, new software/technology, use of the law, and dealing with public opinion.