Johan Bergenas

Senior Associate
  • Managing Across Boundaries

Johan Bergenas is a Senior Associate of the Managing Across Boundaries initiative, where he directs analysis and field projects focused on the nexus between security and development, environmental crime, smart technology capacity building, and public-private sector partnerships.

Over the last few years, Bergenas has written extensively on transnational security challenges, illicit networks and their impact on economic development in vulnerable societies, primarily in emerging economic regions. He also incubated and manages Stimson’s Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to ActionProject Ngulia – that brings together a dozen public and private sector technology actors and builds a new gold standard for natural resource protection through tech and innovation.

Bergenas currently focuses much of his efforts on the forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals, environmental crime as a geostrategic challenge and partnerships with the technology sector. His work has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Politico, Foreign Affairs, and Foreign Policy.

Prior to joining Stimson, Bergenas worked for the Monterey Institute of International Studies and Oxfam America. He has also been a reporter and a freelance journalist for numerous publications, covering a wide range of international and U.S. domestic issues. 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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