Program on Latin America and the Caribbean presents: Phil Williams - Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations & The Opioid Crisis

When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Where: 341 Eggers Hall


Phil Williams will look at both entrepreneurialism and violence in the Mexican drug world. Professor Williams holds the Wesley W. Posvar Chair in International Security Studies at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh and is director of the University’s Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies. Professor Williams has published extensively in the field of international security. During the last 25 years his research has focused primarily on transnational organized crime. He is co-editor of a volume published by SSI, US Army War College on Cyberspace: Malevolent Actors, Criminal Opportunities, and Strategic Competition and co-author of a monograph, Military Contingencies in Megacities. He has been researching the crisis of governance in Central America and is currently completing a book on Transnational Organized Crime.

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