16 Apr 2018
Organized crime and illicit trade
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution
Vanda Felbab-Brown is a senior fellow in the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. She is an expert on international and internal conflicts and nontraditional security threats, including insurgency, organized crime, urban violence and illicit economies. Her fieldwork and research have covered, among others, Afghanistan, South Asia, Burma, Indonesia, the Andean region, Mexico, Morocco, Somalia, and eastern Africa. Felbab-Brown is the author of “Aspiration and Ambivalence: Strategies and Realities of Counterinsurgency and State-Building in Afghanistan” (Brookings Institution Press, 2012) and “Shooting Up: Counterinsurgency and the War on Drugs” (Brookings Institution Press, 2010) which examines military conflict and illegal economies in Colombia, Peru, Afghanistan, Burma, Northern Ireland, India, and Turkey. She is also the author of numerous policy reports, academic articles, and opinion pieces. A frequent commentator in U.S. and international media, Felbab-Brown regularly provides congressional testimony on these issues.
President & CEO, Strategic Applications, LLC
Analyst, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime
Administrator & Director West Bengal State Forensic
Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University
Director, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Wesley W. Posvar Professor and Director of the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies at the University of Pittsburgh
Senior Fellow, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School; Global Fellow, Wilson Center
Independent consultant; Lecturer, Florida International University
Field Coordinator Colombia, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime
Editor-in-Chief and Journalist, Web Portal "FrontOnline"
Associate Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University