“Tackling Crime and Violence in Mexico: The Critical Role of Citizens”

November 14, 2012 // 9:30am11:00am

Please join the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute and the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego for an in-depth analysis of crime and violence in Mexico and how citizens’ organizations have and can play a major role on confronting organized crime in Mexico.

9:30 am -11:00 am

2200 Rayburn House Office Building


Eric L. Olson,  Associate Director, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center on:“The importance of civic engagement in meeting the challenges of Organize Crime in Mexico.”

David A. Shirk, Director, Trans-Border Institute, University of San Diego on: “Mexican public opinion surveys and attitudes towards government.”

Steven Dudley,  Co-Director, InSight Crime and Woodrow Wilson Fellow on: “How Mexican citizen organizations are organizing to tackle organized crime”

Lucy Conger, Freelance journalist and consultant on: “The Private Sector and Public Security: The Cases of Ciudad Juárez and Monterrey”



This briefing is made possible with the assistance of the

House Foreign Affairs, Western Hemisphere Subcommittee



Event Speakers List: 
  • Eric L. Olson // Associate Director, Latin American Program
  • David Shirk // Global Fellow & Senior Security Advisor, Mexico Institute
    Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences, University of San Diego; Director, Trans-Border Institute, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, University of San Diego.
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