Organized Crime Events

Religious violence in sub-Saharan Africa and the future of the secular state

June 17, 2014 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
In recent years, Africa has seen an alarming rise in religious extremist groups, from Boko Haram in Nigeria to opposing groups Anti-Balaka and Seleka in the Central African Republic to Al-Shebaab in Kenya and Somalia. While both latent and blatant religious tensions have been present in several African societies, the violent tactics that are being adopted by these groups threaten stability in the country and contribute to ongoing conflict.
Webcast

The Politics of Crime in Mexico: Democratic Governance in a Security Trap

April 16, 2014 // 9:00am10:30am
Mexico Institute
The Mexico Institute and the Inter-American Dialogue are pleased to invite you to the presentation of the book, The Politics of Crime in Mexico: Democratic Governance in a Security Trap, by John Bailey.
Webcast

Citizen Security in Brazil: Progress and Challenges

March 28, 2014 // 9:00am12:00pm
Latin American Program
This event explored recent efforts to promote citizen security in Brazil’s urban areas, including the attempts to build more peaceful communities from the ground up.
Webcast

Smuggling on the U.S.- Canada Border: Contraband, Crime, and Terror

March 04, 2014 // 9:00am12:00pm
Canada Institute
Cross-border smuggling and border vulnerabilities on the tribal lands that straddle New York, Quebec, and Ontario are not new, but there is now increasing evidence linking the illicit tobacco network to terrorist funding, organized crime networks, and illegal movements of narcotics, weapons, and people. The “Smuggling on the U.S-Canada Border: Contraband, Crime, and Terror” half-day conference will bring together First Nations leaders, subject matter specialists, and government officials to conduct one of the first dialogues on bi-national contraband to be held in the United States.
Webcast

Book Launch: The History of Drug Trafficking in Mexico (La historia del narcotráfico en México)

February 26, 2014 // 9:00am10:30am
Mexico Institute
The Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to the presentation of a new book by Guillermo Valdés Castellanos, The History of Drug Trafficking in Mexico (La historia del narcotráfico en Mexico). Mr. Valdés will present an inventory of the people involved in drug trafficking organizations and the mechanisms they have employed to build their networks.
Podcast

Media Briefing: Obama, Harper, Peña Nieto at the North American Leaders Summit

February 14, 2014 // 10:00am11:00am
Mexico Institute
Wilson Center experts preview the upcoming trilateral North American Leaders Summit taking place in Toluca, Mexico on February 19th, 2014.
Podcast

Michoacán Fights Back: Crime and Response in Mexico

January 31, 2014 // 11:00am12:00pm
Mexico Institute
As Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto begins his second year in office, the country is facing rising security concerns brought about by armed vigilantes in the southwest state of Michoacán. These groups are increasingly militarized to the point they are willing to engage in gun battles with organized crime for control of cities. While the government has agreed to work with them in a limited capacity, it is unclear what their role will be, or how they fit into Mexico’s fight against organized crime.
Webcast

Breaking the Taboo

November 20, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Latin American Program
Screening of a film that takes a critical look at the “War on Drugs” and participate in the discussion to follow with two experts in the field of drug policy.
Webcast

From Victim to Crime Stopper: Civil Society Efforts to Prevent Crime and Violence in Mexico with Maria Elena Morera

July 18, 2013 // 9:00am10:30am
Mexico Institute
Maria Elena Morera de Galindo is a leading social activist in Mexico on issues concerning public security, human rights, rule of law, and democratic participation.
Webcast

Hemispheric Drug Policy: Is it Time for Reform?

June 27, 2013 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Latin American Program
A discussion about the outcomes of the OAS-led discussion on drug policy, the perspective of the U.S. government, and the future of drug policy reform in the hemisphere.

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