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Alfredo Malaret is an Associate Research Assistant with the SIPRI Dual-Use and Arms Trade Control Programme. Alfredo is currently conducting research on the collection, reporting, and analysis of data regarding illicit arms flows. His research aims to contribute to measuring the attainment of Target 16.4 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which, inter alia, aims to “…significantly reduce illicit … arms flows… and combat all forms of organized crime.” Currently he is completing a Master's in Public Affairs at Brown University.
Prior to joining SIPRI, Alfredo served at the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC). During his time in the UN, Alfredo was tasked with strengthening the forensic ballistics capabilities of regional Member States and developing a profile of illicit ammunition proliferation and use. He had previously worked for SIPRI, contributing to the mapping of cooperation and assistance activities relevant to the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty. Earlier in his career, Alfredo conducted field research documenting the Revolutionary Movement Tupac-Amaru insurgency.
Armed violence, sustainable development, public security, disarmament, arms trade control, forensic ballistics, tracing
Latin America and the Caribbean
BA in Political Sciences, Fairleigh Dickinson University; MA in International Relations with a concentration in Development Policy and International Security Studies, Penn State University; MA in Public Affairs with a specialization in Policy Analysis, Brown University (Candidate 2019).