James Bosworth is the former CEO of Southern Pulse, where he oversaw project management and provided analysis for various projects and Southern Pulse push products. He has provided insightful analysis on current events in Latin America for over a decade on his blog, bloggingsbyboz.

Dr. Bruce M. Bagley is Professor of International Studies and Chair of the Department of International Studies at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL. He has also served as the Director of UM’s Center of Latin American Studies (CLAS), at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of The Johns Hopkins University, and at the University of Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia (1972-1978). Dr. Bagley has also taught at various universities in Latin America including the University of the Americas in Puebla, México, the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in México City, México, the Instituto Colombiano de Estudios Superiores (ICESI) in Cali, Colombia, the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogota, Colombia, the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) in Quito, Ecuador, and CEBEM in La Paz, Bolivia, among others. Dr. Bagley occasionally serves as an expert consultant for the United Nations (United Nations Development Program -UNDP), for the U.S. Government (Department of State, Department of Defense, Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Drug Enforcement Administration), and for several governments in Latin America (Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia Panama and Mexico) on public security, social, political and economic issues in the region.

Doug Farah is the president of IBI Consultants and a Senior Fellow at the International Assessment and Strategy Center. He is a national security consultant and analyst. In 2004 he worked for nine months with the Consortium for the Study of Intelligence, studying armed groups and intelligence reform. For the two decades before that, he was a foreign correspondent and investigative reporter for the Washington Post and other publications, covering Latin America and West Africa.

John Price has practiced market intelligence in emerging markets, most notably Latin America, for the last twenty years. He founded InfoMex in 1992 in Mexico City, which later became InfoAmericas with offices in Sao Paulo, Mexico City and Miami. In 2007, he sold InfoAmericas to Kroll Associates and founded their Market Intelligence practice. More recently, John launched Americas Market Intelligence, LLC with offices in Miami and Mexico and a global affiliation with GIA, the world’s leading market intelligence and competitive intelligence service provider with more than 30 offices around the world. Mr. Price is a strategic advisor to clients, providing advice on competitive intelligence, market entry strategy, transactional market due diligence, and business risk analysis. Mr. Price is a recognized regional thought leader in the areas of Latin American business climate and business strategy best practices. He has published more than 100 articles on these and other subjects and speaks to business audiences around the world about the challenges of competing in emerging markets. In 2007, Mr. Price co-authored and co-edited the book “Can Latin America compete?” published by Palgrave.

John P. Sullivan is a career police officer and researcher. His research focus is the impact of transnational organized crime on sovereignty. He currently serves as a lieutenant in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Co-founder of the Los Angeles Terrorism Early Warning Group, he has extensive experience in intelligence analysis, strategic foresight, conflict studies, and emergency operations. He holds a M.A. In Urban Affairs and Policy Analysis from the New School for Social Research, a B.A. in Government from the College of William and Mary, and is a doctoral candidate at the Open University of Catalonia.

Dr. Peter Chalk is a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. He has analyzed such topics as unconventional security threats in Southeast and South Asia; new strategic challenges for the U.S. Air Force in Latin America, Africa, and South Asia; evolving trends in national and international terrorism; Australian defense and foreign policy; international organized crime; the transnational spread of disease; and U.S. military links in the Asia-Pacific region. He is a correspondent for Jane's Intelligence Review and associate editor of Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, one of the foremost journals in the international security field. Chalk has regularly testified before the U.S. Senate on issues pertaining to national and international terrorism and is author of numerous publications on various aspects of low-intensity conflict in the contemporary world. Chalk is also an adjunct professor at the Postgraduate Naval School in Monterey, California.

Steven Dudley is the Director, Head of Research Mexico, Central America and Caribbean for InSight Crime. Dudley is a senior fellow at American University's Center for Latin American and Latino Studies in Washington DC and a visiting fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. He is the former Bureau Chief of The Miami Herald in the Andean Region and the author of "Walking Ghosts: Murder and Guerrilla Politics in Colombia" (Routledge 2004). Dudley has also reported from Haiti, Brazil, Nicaragua, Cuba and Miami for National Public Radio and The Washington Post, among others. Dudley has a BA in Latin American History from Cornell University and an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. He was awarded the Knight Fellowship at Stanford University in 2007, and is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.