Organized Crime Events

Politics, Religion, and Society in Latin America

January 16, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
Book Launch: Politics, Religion, and Society in Latin America

Anti-Extremism Policies in Russia and How they Work in Practice

January 14, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Alexander Verkhovsky, Director, SOVA Center for Information and Analysis, Moscow and Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellow, National Endowment for Democracy examines the public demand for tough state response to sensitive issues in anti-extremist legislation, as illustrated with examples from current law enforcement practice.
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Successful Citizen Security Initiatives in Bogotá, Medellín, and Cali, Colombia: Are They Sustainable and Replicable?

November 29, 2012 // 9:00am1:00pm
Latin American Program
A discussion on citizen security initiatives in Colombia.
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Discussion with Prosecutor General Luis Eduardo Montealegre

July 12, 2012 // 9:00am10:15am
Latin American Program
Prosecutor General Montealegre, a former justice and president of Colombia’s Constitutional Court, discussed a broad range of issues.
Sûreté du Québec
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The Impact of Local Law Enforcement at the Canada-U.S. Border

June 14, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
Stretching 5,525 miles, the Canada-United States border is the longest international boundary in the world. Every day, border officers from both nations inspect about a billion dollars in trade and hundreds of thousands of people in order to interdict harmful goods and persons at our shared crossing. However, the agencies in charge of the border and customs only have primary jurisdiction along the band that makes up the international boundary. Outside of that area, border security is left to other federal, state, and provincial police forces.
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Citizen Security in Venezuela

May 30, 2012 // 8:45am12:45pm
Latin American Program
On May 30, 2012, the Latin American Program had an event on citizen security in Venezuela.
Photograph taken by Daniel Borman, 2007
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Disrupting Money Laundering by Mexican Transnational Organized Crime

May 18, 2012 // 8:30am10:00am
Mexico Institute
Proceeds from the sale of illegal drugs and other trafficking activities are the life-blood of transnational organized crime. The process of “laundering” this money is a critical element in the criminal enterprise, but governmental efforts to disrupt the flow of dirty money have had mixed results.

Geopolitics, States, and Networks in Central Eurasia

May 09, 2012 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Kennan Institute
Spotlight on Central Eurasia Series // Authors and scholars Alexander Cooley and Alexander Kupatadze discuss their research into the interplay of geopolitics and local networks across Central Asia. Cooley explores the dynamics of the new competition between Russia, China and the United States over the region since 9/11, as well as how small states’ interaction with great powers advances our understanding of how world politics actually works in the contemporary era of diminishing Western influence and rising new regional powers. Author Alexander Kupatadze will discuss the diverging trajectories of organized crime in post-Soviet Eurasia focusing on professional criminals (so-called vory-v-zakone) in Georgia and drug smuggling groups in Kyrgyzstan.

Police Reform and Corruption in Russia

May 07, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Vladimir Sergevnin, Assistant Professor, School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration and Director, Center for Applied Criminal Justice, Western Illinois University; and Editor, Law Enforcement Executive Forum, will address one of the critical issues of modern law enforcement segment of the Russian state: does police reform produce a new paradigm in controlling misconduct and corruption? What are some of the first results in reforming Russian police towards more accountability and professionalism?
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Justice Reform in Latin America: Why Is It So Difficult?

May 01, 2012 // 9:00am11:30am
Latin American Program
Efforts to strengthen the rule of law and reform judicial systems have been underway in Latin America for well over 25 years. What has been learned so far? What are opportunities and obstacles to produce change?

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