Nikos Passas

Professor Nikos Passas

Professor Nikos Passas, Northeastern University, has a law degree from the Univ. of Athens (LL.B.), Master's from the University of Paris-Paris II (D.E.A.) and a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh. He is a member of the Athens Bar. He is fluent in 6 languages and plays classical guitar.

He specializes in the study of corruption, white-collar crime, terrorism, financial regulation, human traffic, organized crime and international crimes. He has published more than 120 articles, book chapters, reports and books in 11 languages. His manuscripts include the Legislative Guides for the Implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC), The UN Convention against Corruption as a Way of Life, It's Legal but It Ain't Right: Harmful Social Consequences of Legal Industries. He has authored reports on terrorism finance, the trade in commodities, procurement fraud, corruption asset recovery, governance and development. He is editor of the international journal Crime, Law and Social Changel, associate editor in several other journals and a Director of the International Society of Criminology.

Passas offers training or public and private sector officials. He often serves as expert witness in court cases or public hearings and consults with law firms, financial institutions, consulting companies and organizations, such as the IMF, the World Bank, other multilateral and bilateral institutions, the United Nations, the European Union, OECD, OSCE, Interpol, the US National Academy of Sciences, and government agencies in all continents.

His current projects focus on the development of a self-assessment tool for the implementation of the UNCAC and the UNTOC, a manual of operations in a Free Trade Zone in the Caribbean, analytical support for the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities and the creation of an international knowledge management consortium on corruption laws, cases, strategies, and anti-corruption bodies.