Misha Glenny

Leading Authority on Global Organised Crime

Misha Glenny is an award winning author and journalist who has been working in Eastern and Central Europe for 20 years. A former BBC Central Europe Correspondent, Misha is also the author of four best-selling books and has spent several years in a courageous investigation of organised crime networks worldwide.

"The Internet has fashioned a new and complicated environment for an age-old dilemma that pits the demands of security against the desire for freedom."

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  • Cyber Security
  • Global Organised Crime
  • Globalisation
  • South-eastern Europe
  • US-Europe Relations
  • Global Crime Networks


He presents in English.

How he presents

Misha Glenny combines a thoughtful approach with an elegant style, speaking clearly, frankly and in great depth, providing a deeper understanding of the real-life, international criminals.


  • Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio
  • The Balkans: Nationalism, War, The Great Powers 1804-2011
  • DarkMarket: How Hackers Became the New Mafia
  • McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld
  • The Balkans: Nationalism, War & the Great Powers, 1804-1999
  • The Fall of Yugoslavia: The Third Balkan War

In Detail

A regular broadcaster on radio and television, Glenny has most recently advised several southern European countries on policy-making and legislation and is informally consulted on a regular basis by the British Foreign Office, the US State Department and the British Army, as well as by US, European and south European think-tanks. While at the BBC, Glenny won 1993's Sony Gold Award for his 'outstanding contribution to broadcasting'. He is also a regular keynote speaker at conferences on organised crime, globalisation, south-eastern Europe and US/Europe relations. His book 'McMafia' was recently made into an 8-part television series for BBC1.


Misha Glenny is a popular keynote speaker at cyber security events around the world with his unique research into the relationship between cyber-crime, cyber industrial espionage. Having penetrated the convoluted, globalised and franchised modern underworld, often at considerable personal risk, he leaves no stone unturned (and no failed state unexamined) in his excavation of criminal globalisation.



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