Eduardo Salcedo-Albarán

EDUARDO SALCEDO-ALBARÁN is a Colombian philosopher, Ms. in political science and social scientist. He is the founder and manager at METODO, a trans disciplinary and transnational group of social scientists around the world, arranged as a non-hierarchical social network.

By applying artificial intelligence, neuroscience and social networks, he has researched in the areas of transnational organized crime, kidnapping, corruption, narco-traffic and state capture. Between 2004 and 2006 he served as advisor for the Colombian presidency and security agencies on the design of counter-criminal strategies. Then, as consultant and researcher, he continued working with foundations and institutes like Transparency International and Global Integrity, among security agencies in Central America. He has collaborated for SEED Magazine, dispatching from Latin America, and for different books and magazines, not only as a researcher, but also as an activist on science and empirical knowledge.

Between 2006 and 2008, he worked as researcher and producer assistant for the audiovisual project "Colombia al Límite" ["Colombia to the Edge"], a contemporary requiem synchronized with images of violent events occurred in Colombia during the last three decades. "Colombia al Límite" was nominated and exhibited in the section of Best Informative Documental in the New Latin American Film Festival at La Havana, Cuba, 2008.

Between 2007 and 2009, he taught in the areas of Foundational Concepts of Evolution and Genetics for Social Scientists and Philosophers, Foundational Concepts of Artificial Intelligence for Social Scientists, and Introduction to Scientific Thought for Psychologists, in one of the most prestigious universities of Colombia. With METODO, he is currently developing trans disciplinary research on narco-traffic in Colombia, Peru, Guatemala and Mexico, among other countries.

He is the author of "Corrupción, Cerebro y Sentimientos" [Corruption, Brain and Feelings, in Spanish], "La Mente Inorgánica" [The Inorganic Mind, in Spanish], and co-author of "El Crimen Como Oficio" [Crime as a Job ], and "La Captura y Reconfiguración Cooptada del Estado" [The Capture and Co-opted State Reconfiguration, in Spanish].

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