Founder and Executive Director
Emile began his career in 1994 working with physicians and public health organisations in the United States to promote epidemiological approaches to reducing urban and rural gun violence. He was a staff member of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research before relocating to the Netherlands in 2002. Since then he has worked as independent expert / consultant, researcher, writer and project coordinator for the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey, as well as for the UN Development Programme, the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, and the Royal United Services Institute, among others. He has led projects and written extensively on illicit arms proliferation, peacekeeping prevention roles, and arms embargo monitoring, among other themes.
Anna Alvazzi del Frate
Anna started her career at the UN immediately after obtaining her PhD in criminology. For two decades she worked at UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in global research projects in crime prevention and criminal justice, such as the International Crime Victim Survey, and provided capacity building in related matters to national authorities. In 2010 she joined the Small Arms Survey in Geneva, of which she was Research Director and Director of Programmes. Since 2019 she is an independent consultant for the UN and other organizations. She is currently the Chair of the Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.