Manuel Medina

Intelligence Analyst
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Manuel Medina joined the Basel Institute in March 2019 as an intelligence analyst within the Green Corruption team. 

Manuel holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Universidad del Rosario and a master's degree in National Security and Defence from the Superior War College in Colombia. He comes with over ten years of experience in public security, criminal intelligence and analysis. 

Prior to joining the Institute, Manuel worked for Colombia's Attorney General's Office (AGO) as an Expert Investigator and Criminal Analyst at the Strategic Center for Evidence Assessment. While at the AGO, Manuel had the chance to contribute to the implementation of new investigative techniques, data processing models and the design of a new model for criminal analysis. This included working on the deployment and execution of the institutional big data strategy regarding the extraction of criminal patterns from massive criminal data through specialised software.

Manuel is a regular speaker and trainer on organised crime and related topics for global audiences in law enforcement, intelligence, military and the judiciary. He is a member of the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) and the Translations Sub-Committee, as well as the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime Network. He is also a passionate amateur photographer.