Alejandra M. Bolanos, Ph.D.
Department of International Security Studies
• B.A., Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education
• MALD and Ph.D., The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
• Transformation of Warfare
• Synergy between armed non state actors, emerging technologies and religio-political ideologies
Alejandra Bolanos joined the College of International Security Affairs with a professional and academic background on International Security and Terrorism Studies. As a research fellow, Bolanos has held positions in Singapore’s Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (IDSS)/International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research and the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.
Before joining CISA, Bolanos worked on intelligence products linked to terrorist use and presence in the cyber domain. She was senior research associate for government-sponsored projects addressing questions about weapons systems as well as armed non-state actors' use of emerging information technologies. As a consultant, Bolanos has collaborated with the private sector, media, and with European and Latin American governmental institutions. Bolanos earned her Ph.D. degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Bolanos has produced a number of proprietary reports on the overall transformation of warfare as it relates to the ongoing synergy between armed-non-state actors (terrorism), emerging technologies, and religio-political ideologies.