Addressing Violence and Impunity in Mexico: The Path Forward with the Lopez Obrador Administration

When: Thursday, February 28, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Where: 341 Eggers Hall

Description:

Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

Program on Latin America and the Caribbean

present

Addressing Violence and Impunity in Mexico: The Path Forward with the Lopez Obrador Administration 

A talk by Maureen Meyer, Director for Mexico and Migrant Rights, Washington Office on Latin America

For over a decade, Mexico has been impacted by increasing violence and corruption. 2018 was Mexico’s most violent year on record, multiple corruption scandals have impacted Mexico’s political class, and human rights violations have continued unabated. The new President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, came to office on December 1, 2018 promising to root out corruption and bring peace and security to the country.  What do we know about his policies so far?  Will they bring about the structural transformations needed to address Mexico’s problems of violence, corruption, and impunity?  How can the United States support Mexico in these efforts?  Please join us for a conversation with Maureen Meyer, Director for Mexico and Migrant Rights at the Washington Office on Latin America, to discuss these pressing issues for Mexico. 

Sponsored by Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs; Program on Latin America and the Caribbean (PLACA); International Relations Program; and Department of History

Hosted By: Jay and Debe Moskowitz Chair in Mexico-US Relations  

Contact Havva Karakas-Keles for more information: hkarakas@syr.edu 


If you have requests for accessibility and accommodations, please contact the Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services (EOIRS) office at ada@syr.edu or 315.443.4018.

View the Maxwell Events Calendar to see all upcoming events.