Steven Dudley is the co-director of InSight, a joint initiative of American University and the Fundación Ideas para la Paz in Colombia, South America, aimed at monitoring, analyzing and investigating organized crime in the Americas. Based in Washington D.C., Dudley works with a team of five investigators and various contributors throughout the region to give the public a more complete view of how organized crime works in the Americas, as well as its impact on public policy and communities from the Rio Grande to Patagonia.
Before launching InSight, he worked as the Bureau Chief for The Miami Herald in the Andean Region and wrote a book: Walking Ghosts: Murder and Guerrilla Politics in Colombia (Routledge 2004). Dudley has also reported from Haiti, Brazil, Nicaragua, Cuba, Venezuela and Miami for National Public Radio, The Washington Post, and the BBC’s The World; and written feature articles for The Washington Post Magazine, The Economist, Columbia Journalism Review, The Progressive, and The Nation. His current projects include a documentary film, which aired on Colombia's RCN Television in September 2010.
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 speaks Spanish and Portuguese fluently. He has taught high school as well as worked in Human Rights.
His range of experience, languages and reporting skills give him the tools to perform in any environment.
Honors and Awards:
Knight Fellowship: Stanford University
In 2007, Dudley was awarded the prestigious Knight Fellowship for professional journalists. Dudley spent a year at Stanford where he studied business, history and screenplay writing, and developed multi-media skills.
Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine State Award
Dudley was part of a team that won second place for international reporting in 2006 from the Society of Professional Journalists at its Sunshine State Awards for a series on land mines (pdf) in Latin America.
Overseas Press Club Malcolm Forbes Award for Best Business Reporting from Abroad
Dudley work with a team that received honorable mention from the Overseas Press Club's Malcolm Forbes Award for best business reporting from abroad in newspapers in 2006 for a series on China’s economic impact in South Florida and Latin America (pdf).
Panels, Lectures and Curriculum Resource:
University of California, Berkeley
State University of New York at Potsdam
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