Johan Bergenas

Deputy Director
  • Managing Across Boundaries

Johan Bergenas is the deputy director of the Managing Across Boundaries initiative, which looks for innovative government responses - at the international, national and regional levels - and for smart public-private partnerships to mitigate transnational security threats and ameliorate development challenges.

His areas of expertise include the nexus between security and economic development, public-private sector partnerships, technology applications for security and development capacity-building, illicit networks, transnational crime, proliferation, and terrorism.

Prior to joining Stimson, Bergenas worked for the Monterey Institute James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies analyzing regional and international proliferation issues and trends. Before then, he was a member of Oxfam America's humanitarian policy and communications teams, covering development and conflict issues in the Middle East and Africa. Bergenas has also been a reporter and a freelance journalist for numerous publications, covering a wide range of international and U.S. domestic issues including presidential politics.

Bergenas has authored numerous monographs, reports, and research papers. He is a prolific writer and has contributed to, inter alia, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Politico, National Geographic Traveler and The Guardian. He has also appeared on BBC, Al Jazeera, and other U.S. and international outlets. He holds an honors M.A. degree from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and an honors B.A. degree from the University of Iowa. 

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