THE GLOBAL INITIATIVE NETWORK

Meet the Experts

Hans Mathieu

Head of FES Columbia and coordinator of FES regional security work in Latin America

Hans Mathieu has been with the German social-democratic Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) for 22 years, working in Brazil, China, FES headquarters in Berlin, Dominican Republic/Cuba, and – since 2009 – in Colombia. As of 2007, Hans has directed the FES Cooperation Program on Regional Security in Latin America and the Caribbean.  He has an interdisciplinary academic foundation, with a degree from the University of Pittsburgh in comparative economic, social and political development and the comparative governance of industrial policy. Most recently, the focus of his work with the FES has been on political governance and the conflict in Colombia, and on regional geopolitics and the impact of organized crime on democratic governance in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Other Experts

Alain Bauer
Alain Bauer

Professor, Chair of criminology, National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts CNAM

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Angela Gussing
Angela Gussing

Senior Executive, Humanitarian Operations and Policy

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Katja Samuel
Katja Samuel

Director, Global Security and Disaster Management Limited (GSDM)

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Gladwell Otieno
Gladwell Otieno

Executive Director, Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG)

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Fiona Mangan
Fiona Mangan

Research Director, Justice + Security in Transitions

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Vadim Volkov
Vadim Volkov

Academic Director, Institute for the Rule of Law of the European University at Saint-Petersburg and S.A. Muromtsev Professor of Sociology of Law

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