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José Luis Bernal

José Luis Bernal

Senior Analyst

José Luis Bernal is a senior analyst, with more than 5 years of professional research experience in global security, organized crime, drug policy, Colombian-governmental policies, and investigations.

Mr. Bernal has held various positions as an analyst, leading research efforts for legislation, policies, and government-based programs, monitoring regional projects, coordinating, strategizing and developing ideas for full-cycle project completion.

Prior to joining Guidepost Solutions Mr. Bernal was an analyst for the Fundación Ideas para la Paz, a Colombian independent think tank whose mission is to produce knowledge, propose initiatives, develop practices and support processes to contribute in the construction of a stable and lasting peace in Colombia.

Mr. Bernal has completed the Building State Capability program at Harvard University’s Center for International Development; a research-based program that focuses on building the effectiveness of public organizations and implementations of policies and programs. He has previously volunteered his time with the board of directors at the Colombian International Relations Network (RedIntercol).

Mr. Bernal has written columns and published research articles in academic journals including the Colombia Internacional, and Foreign Affairs Latin America.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Arts, International Security, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), Barcelona, España
  • Master of Arts, Political Science, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Bachelor of Arts, History, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

  • Spanish

José Luis Bernal is a senior analyst, with more than 5 years of professional research experience in global security, organized crime, drug policy, Colombian-governmental policies, and investigations.

Mr. Bernal has held various positions as an analyst, leading research efforts for legislation, policies, and government-based programs, monitoring regional projects, coordinating, strategizing and developing ideas for full-cycle project completion.

Prior to joining Guidepost Solutions Mr. Bernal was an analyst for the Fundación Ideas para la Paz, a Colombian independent think tank whose mission is to produce knowledge, propose initiatives, develop practices and support processes to contribute in the construction of a stable and lasting peace in Colombia.

Mr. Bernal has completed the Building State Capability program at Harvard University’s Center for International Development; a research-based program that focuses on building the effectiveness of public organizations and implementations of policies and programs. He has previously volunteered his time with the board of directors at the Colombian International Relations Network (RedIntercol).

Mr. Bernal has written columns and published research articles in academic journals including the Colombia Internacional, and Foreign Affairs Latin America.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Arts, International Security, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), Barcelona, España
  • Master of Arts, Political Science, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Bachelor of Arts, History, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

  • Spanish