Drugs Events

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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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The Transnational Nature of Organized Crime in the Americas

April 09, 2013 // 8:45am1:00pm
Latin American Program
The Latin America Program presented two panels to examine the transnational nature of organized criminal groups and illicit trafficking, and how to combat this threat.
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Podcast

Crime, Violence, and Insecurity in Central America

February 28, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
The Latin American Program and Vanderbilt University's Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) bring together a panel to discuss Central American perceptions of crime, violence, and public security in their countries and possible implications for policy.

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
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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.
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.
Webcast

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.
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Seguridad democrática: de las propuestas a la implementación de políticas públicas

April 26, 2012 // 6:00pmApril 27, 2012 // 5:00pm
Latin American Program
Un seminario regional con los siguientes paneles: "Experiencias de reforma y estrategias de gobierno de la seguridad," "Políticas de seguridad democrática: zonas en tensión," y "La reforma policial y la investigación de redes de ilegalidad y criminalidad compleja."

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