Organized Crime Experts

Dr. Cynthia J. Arnson is director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  Her most recent work has focused on democratic governance, conflict resolution, citizen security and organized crime, international relations, and U.S. policy in the Western hemisphere. Arnson is a member of the editorial advisory board of Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica, th...
Security and Conflict Resolution Expert; Former Consultant, United Nations Development Program and Organization of American States
Juan Carlos Garzón-Vergara is a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center (Washington, DC) and a research associate at Fundación Ideas para la Paz (Colombia). Garzón is an international advisor on security and drug policy reform. Some of his current projects include analyzing the marijuana regulation experiences and assessing the consequences of the drug law enforcement in Latin America. Garzón c...
Eric L. Olson is the Associate Director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.   His research and writing has focused primarily on security issues and the impacts of crime, organized crime, and violence on democracies.  He has also written about police reform and judicial institutions as a vehicle for addressing the p...
CEO of México ¿Cómo Vamos?; Fellow at Harvard's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; Former Advisor, Ministry of Finance, Mexico
Viridiana (Government PhD, Harvard University) is an expert in Mexico’s political economy and security issues. Currently, she is CEO of México ¿Cómo Vamos? (MCV), a Mexican think tank specialized in subnational economic development, and an Op-Ed columnist for Excelsior, a Mexican National Newspaper. Before joining MCV, Viridiana was senior security adviser to current Mexico...