Louise Shelley

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Louise Isobel Shelley (born 1952) is a University professor and Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Endowed Chair at the Schar School of Policy and International Affairs at George Mason University in Virginia. She is also founder and executive director of the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC).

Before joining the George Mason University in 2007, she was professor at the American University since 1986.

Shelley's most recent book, Dirty Entanglements: Crime, Corruption, and Terrorism, was published by Cambridge University Press in September 2014. She also published Human Trafficking: A Global Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2010), Policing Soviet Society (Routledge, 1996), Lawyers in Soviet Worklife and Crime and Modernization, as well as numerous articles and book chapters on all aspects of terrorism, transnational crime and corruption.

In 1975,[1] she married the State Department analyst and Kremlinologist Donald E. Graves, with whom she had two children[2] before the marriage was dissolved.[3]

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  1. ^ Page 3, "The Bennington Banner", Bennington, VT, 26 June 1975. Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  2. ^ Joseph Cress. "Remembering Mr. X", "The Sentinental", Carlisle, PA, 18 August 2008. Retrieved on 2016-12-02.
  3. ^ "Donald Edward "Mr. X" Graves", findagrave.com, 01 May 2013. Retrieved 2016-12-02.