Addiction & Criminology

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Announcement - Addiction & Criminology (2021) Volume 4, Issue 3

Announcement: Addiction and Criminology

Kristina Gilbert*

Managing Editor, Addiction and Criminology, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author:
Kristina Gilbert
Managing Editor, Addiction and Criminology
United Kingdom

Accepted date: July 21, 2021

Citation: Gilbert K. Announcement: Addiction and Criminology. Addict Criminol. 2021;4(3):1-2.

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New Member Added to the Editorial Board

Dear readers,

Warm greetings from Addiction and Criminology. It is my pleasure to reach out to fellow members of our esteemed society through this journal. I take this opportunity to introduce our new Editor Dr. Shmuel Vaknin. We warmly congratulate Dr. Shmuel Vaknin, for joining the 2021 Editorial Board. We hope you find your time at the Addiction and criminology insightful as you study, evaluate, and engage in Addiction and its relevant fields. Please read below to learn more about Dr. Shmuel Vaknin.

Shmuel Vaknin was born in Qiryat-Yam, Israel. He served in the Israeli Defence Force (1979-1982) in training and Education units. 1970-1978: Completed nine semesters in the Technion- Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa.


1982-1983: Ph.D. in Philosophy (dissertation: "Time Asymmetry Revisited")-California Miramar University (formerly: Pacific Western University), California, USA

• 1982-1985: Graduate of numerous courses in Finance Theory and International Trading in the UK and USA

Certified E-Commerce Concepts Analyst by Brainbench

Certified in Psychological Counselling Techniques by Brainbench. Certified Financial Analyst by Brainbench.

Full proficiency in Hebrew and in English.


1979 to 1983

• Commentator in Yedioth Aharonot, Ma’ariv, and Bamakhane. Published sci-fi short fiction in Fantasy 2000

• Founder and co-owner of a chain of computerised information kiosks in Tel-Aviv, Israel

1982 to 1985

Senior positions with the Nessim D. Gaon Group of Companies in Geneva, Paris and New- York (NOGA and APROFIM SA):

• Chief Analyst of Edible Commodities in the Group's Headquarters in Switzerland
• Manager of the Research and Analysis Division
• Manager of the Data Processing Division
• Project Manager of the Nigerian Computerised Census
• Vice President in charge of RND and Advanced Technologies
• Vice President in charge of Sovereign Debt Financing

1985 to 1986

Represented Canadian Venture Capital Funds in Israel.

1986 to 1987

General Manager of IPE Ltd. in London. The firm financed international multi-lateral countertrade and leasing transactions.

I sincerely request that all members contribute by sending in their insightful ideas and articles. In all of our endeavours, I look forward to your inspiration, guidance, and constructive criticism.

With regards,

Managing Editor

Addiction and Criminology


1. Co-founder and Director of "Mikbats-Tesuah", a portfolio management firm based in Tel- Aviv.

2. Activities included large-scale portfolio management, underwriting, forex trading and general financial advisory services

1990 to Present

1. Freelance consultant to many of Israel's Blue-Chip firms, mainly on issues related to the capital markets in Israel, Canada, the UK and the USA.

2. Consultant to foreign RND ventures and to Governments on macro-economic matters. Freelance journalist in various media in the United States.

1990 to 1995

President of the Israel chapter of the Professors World Peace Academy (PWPA) and (briefly) Israel representative of the "Washington Times".

1993 to 1994

1. Co-owner and Director of many business enterprises:
2. The Omega and Energy Air-Conditioning Concern
3. AVP Financial Consultants
4. Handiman Legal Services
5. Total annual turnover of the group: 10 million USD.
6. Co-owner, Director and Finance Manager of COSTI Ltd. – Israel's largest computerised information vendor and developer. Raised funds through a series of private placements locally in the USA, Canada and London.

1993 to 1996

1. Publisher and Editor of a Capital Markets Newsletter distributed by subscription only to dozens of subscribers countrywide.
2. Tried and incarcerated for 11 months for his role in an attempted takeover of Israel's Agriculture Bank involving securities fraud.
3. Managed the Internet and International News Department of an Israeli mass media group, "Ha-Tikshoret and Namer".
4. Assistant in the Law Faculty in Tel-Aviv University (to Prof. S.G. Shoham).

1996 to 1999

Financial consultant to leading businesses in Macedonia, Russia and the Czech RepublicEconomic commentator in "Nova Makedonija", "Dnevnik", "Makedonija Denes", "Izvestia", "Argumenti i Fakti", "The Middle East Times", "The New Presence", "Central Europe Review", and other periodicals, and in the economic programs on various channels of Macedonian Television.

1. Chief Lecturer in courses in Macedonia organised by the Agency of Privatization, by the Stock Exchange, and by the Ministry of Trade.

1999 to 2002

Economic Advisor to the Government of the Republic of Macedonia and to the Ministry of Finance.

2001 to 2003

Senior Business Correspondent for United Press International (UPI).


Associate Editor and columnist, Global Politician

Founding Analyst, The Analyst Network Contributing Writer, American Chronicle

Expert, Self-growth and Bizymoms and contributor to Mental Health Matters


Columnist and analyst in "Nova Makedonija", "Fokus", and "Kapital" (Macedonian papers and newsweeklies).


1. Member of the Steering Committee for the Advancement of Healthcare in the Republic of Macedonia

2. Advisor to the Minister of Health of Macedonia

3. Seminars and lectures on economic issues in various forums in Macedonia.


1. Editor in Chief of Global Politician and Investment Politics

Columnist in Dnevnik and Publika, Fokus, and Nova Makedonija (Macedonia) Columnist in InfoPlus and Libertas

Member CFACT Board of Advisors Contributor to Recovering the Self

1. Columnist in New York Daily Sun

Teaches at CIAPS (Center for International and Advanced Professional Studies)


Visiting Professor of Psychology in Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia.

I sincerely request that all members contribute by sending in their insightful ideas and articles. In all of our endeavours, I look forward to your inspiration, guidance, and constructive criticism.

With regards,

Managing Editor

Addiction and criminology

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