Studies in Economy of Rural Communities, Disaster Preparedness and Response and Leadership in Development. Experience in criminal and social issues, particularly in drug control and crime prevention. Formerly: Assistant Professor, University of Genoa; 1980, Chief, Development Aid Department, Caritas, Italy; 1988, with WHO, Africa. Since 1992, with UN including: Country Director, UNODC Office, Bolivia; 1995, Director, Barbados-based UNODC Regional Office for the Caribbean; 1998, Representative of UNODC to Institutions of European Union; 1999-2003, with, UNODC Regional Centre, Bangkok; 2003-07, Head, UNODC Office, Colombia; 2007-10, Director General, UNICRI; since 2010, current position. Author of several books and articles.