Renata Segura

Renata Segura

Program Director, Latin America and Caribbean

Crisis Group Role

As Program Director for Latin America and Caribbean, Renata Segura oversees the production of reports and other outputs, as well as advocacy and outreach. From January 2020 to March 2024, she was the Deputy Director at the same program.

Professional Background

Colombian by birth, Renata has been based in New York for more than 20 years. She started her career as a reporter on Colombian TV and a nationally-distributed magazine, before working at the Jesuit-led NGO CINEP in Bogotá. She got her Ph.D. in political science from the New School for Social Research in New York in 2007. Between 2002 and 2019, Renata worked at the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, a program of the Social Science Research Council. Her most recent position there was associate director of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum. In this capacity she led over a hundred research projects and workshops examining challenges to democratic governance and peace in Latin America and the Caribbean, on topics including drug policy, climate change, food resilience and gender. She has published material on constitutionalism, conflict prevention & resolution, drug policy, mining & diaspora politics, among other issues.

Areas of Expertise

  • Latin America
  • Conflict
  • Constitutionalism


  • Spanish
  • English

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In The News

20 Jun 2024
[El Salvador's president] Bukele has been able to effectively reduce [non-state] violence through authoritarian measures because he has full control of the main state ins... Vox

Renata Segura

Program Director, Latin America and Caribbean
13 Feb 2023
[The gangs in Haiti are] running out of tools to control people. They extort, but there’s only so much money that can be extorted from people that are really poor. AP

Renata Segura

Program Director, Latin America and Caribbean

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