“America’s Drug Wars in Mexico: Just say No”
A talk and discussion with Laura Carlsen. Laura Carlsen is the Director of the Americas Program of the Center for International Policy (CIP). Carlsen has been a political analyst and writer in Mexico for over twenty years and has written extensively on trade, security, immigration, and gender issues in Mexico, Colombia, and the Americas. She is the author of “A Primer on Plan Mexico” and is currently writing “The Tangled Web,” on the U.S.-backed war on drugs. She has been closely tracking the Merida Initiative–the U.S. security aid package that institutionalizes the drug war–over the years, working with U.S. and Mexican groups to develop fact-based assessments and explore alternatives. The talk is part of a U.S. tour by Carlsen to discuss these issues of crucial importance for both Mexico and the U.S.
For more information on CIP Americas Program, visit: www.cipamericas.org
Presented by the Mexico-U.S. Policy Series of the Institute for the Study of the Americas, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (Duke), the Center for Global Initiatives, the Curriculum in Global Studies, the Latin American Social Cartographies Working Group, and the Latina/o Journalism and Media Project (Latijam)