Program Manager - Center for Transnational Threats
Program Manager – Center for Transnational Threats
Christina Wenngren was Program Manager at ISDP’s Center for Transnational Threats until 2018. Her main areas of expertise are transnational organized crime, forced labour and trafficking in human beings. Among other things, she has co-authored “Russian Organized Crime: Recent Trends in the Baltic Sea Region”. Ms. Wenngren holds a MA in Political Science from Lund University, Sweden, with focus on International Relations and International Criminal Policy.
As part of her MA studies she did an internship at the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Ms. Wenngren has previously worked for the Fair Labor Association, primarily with mapping and addressing forced labour and child labour practices. Ms. Wenngren frequently holds lectures to both law enforcement agencies and the private sector about recent trends in organized crime and trafficking in human beings. She is also a member of two EU expert councils where her expertise is sought on organized crime and trafficking in human beings.
Furthermore, Ms. Wenngren is the founder and CEO of Project Nima, a charity organization based in Sweden and Ghana. Project Nima works for the empowerment of children in the slum of Nima in Accra, by making them active participants in the work against child labour and trafficking in human beings in Ghana.
Publications by Christina Wenngren
Organized Crime in Foreign Policy
Transnational organized crime is part and parcel of the modern, globalized economy. The black market has irrefutable influence over both economic and political structures. It corrodes, corrupts, and coopts the […]
Cigarette Smuggling: Poland to Sweden
Cigarette smuggling is a multibillion dollar industry which directly feeds off government revenue. Within the European Union (EU) there are losses of around 11.3 billion euro in tax revenue each […]
Russian Organized Crime: Recent Trends in the Baltic Sea Region
A new criminal landscape is emerging in Europe. A key factor behind the dramatically increasing crime levels is Russian organized crime. While these groups are often comprised of Russians, they […]
Russian Organized Crime in Sweden
Russian organized crime and Russian-speaking criminals have established themselves in Sweden. Authorities are well aware of their existence but not much is known about their extent or what can be […]