The Global Initiative Network

Expert

Frank Renato Casas Sulca

Investigator, Cocaine Research Center

Frank Casas is an expert in data government and drug policy, with a special interest in issues such as coca leaf markets, cocaine trafficking, and governance of criminal actors. He is a Master and a candidate for a Doctorate in Political Science from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. He has followed specialization courses on drug policy in Mexico (CIDE), Colombia (Uniandes), Hungary, and Portugal (Pompidou Group), and courses on security and defense policy (W. Perry Center – USA and Army From Peru).

In 2020, he assumed the official position of Executive Officer of Technical Affairs of the National Commission for Development and Life without Drugs, Peru’s national drug agency. Frank Casas has participated in the technical leadership for the design of anti-drug policy instruments. From 2015 to 2020, he was Executive Officer of Peruvian Observatory on Drugs, leading the implementation of the Information System for the Fight against Drugs (In 2021, the Project was recognized as Good Practices in Public Management by Ciudadanos al Día and Universidad del Pacífico).

Frank Casas has been a Postgraduate professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, at the Postgraduate School of the National Police of Peru, and the Center for Higher National Studies (CAEN) in research methodology and citizen security courses. Casas has published reports in specialized journals and has disseminated his research in different academic events.

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