Drugs Events

Vodka Politics: Alcohol, Autocracy, and the Secret History of the Russian State

June 27, 2014 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Kennan Institute
The prevalence of drunkenness in Russia is often dismissed as cliché— a cultural quirk of little political significance. But just as vodka plays a central role in Russian society, so too is it central to understanding Russian history and politics.
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Drug Trafficking and Colombia’s Peace Process

May 13, 2014 // 9:00am12:30pm
Latin American Program
Peace talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are continuing in Havana, focused now on the issue of a "solution to the problem of illicit drugs." The formal agenda for the negotiations includes crop substitution, participatory rural development, and more broadly, a "solution to the phenomenon of the production and commercialization of narcotics." If an agreement is reached, how will the dynamic of drug trafficking in Colombia change in the post-conflict era?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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The Other Side of the Story: Explaining Low Rates of Crime and Violence in Chile, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Uruguay

June 26, 2013 // 9:00am12:00pm
Latin American Program
Why are some Latin American countries facing much more moderate levels of crime and violence than their neighbors? A group of experts from across the region analyze the security situation in the diverse countries of Chile, Uruguay, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua.

Reducing Drug Violence in Mexico: Options for Implementing Targeted Enforcement

June 24, 2013 // 9:00am10:30am
Mexico Institute
"Reducing Drug Violence in Mexico: Options for Implementing Targeted Enforcement," a study by a group of recent UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Masters in Public Policy graduates led by renowned criminologist Mark A.R. Kleiman, looks into the possibility of utilizing existing U.S. law enforcement capabilities to reduce the violence in Mexico by targeting the revenues of Mexican trafficking organizations in U.S. markets.

World No Tobacco Day 2013

May 30, 2013 // 11:00am12:30pm
Latin American Program
Human and Economic Impact of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) in the Developing World Tobacco Control Policies in Uruguay High-Level Conference Featuring Dr. Tabaré Vázquez.
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Drug Policy: A 21st Century Approach to Reform

April 25, 2013 // 12:00pm1:30pm
The illegal drug problem has posed challenges to the United States and Latin America for many decades. While efforts to disrupt the cultivation, processing, and trafficking of drugs to the United States have shown mixed results, the drug trade continues to pose serious threats to citizen security, economic prosperity, environmental conservation, human rights, and democratic governance throughout the hemisphere. In this National Conversation, panelists will address the question of how the U.S. is reforming its policies to address this problem and show sustainable results.

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