Steven Dudley

United States |  Co-founder and Co-director, InSight Crime

Senior Research Fellow, American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies


Steven Dudley is the co-founder and co-director of InSight Crime, a think tank focused on organized crime in the Americas, and a senior research fellow at American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies in Washington, DC. In September, In September of 2020, Dudley published his second book, MS-13: The Making of America’s Most Notorious Gang (HarperCollins), which in 2019 won the Lukas Prize for work-in-progress. He combines reporting from the ground with deep analysis and has written for newspapers, magazines and think tanks. Dudley 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. He holds a BA in Latin American History from Cornell University and an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. He did the Knight Fellowship at Stanford University in 2007-2008, and is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

Dudley was an event speaker at the Dialogue.

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