Cooperative Mexican - U.S. Antinarcotics Efforts

December 15, 2010 • 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST

Cooperative Mexican - U.S. Antinarcotics Efforts

The Simon Chair in Political Economy is please to host a presentation of a new report by Sidney Weintraub and Duncan Wood

This publication examines current efforts by Mexico and the United States to curb the growing strength of drug cartels in Mexico. Topics addressed in the report include narcotics consumption in the United States and Mexico; the flow of drugs to the United States and guns to Mexico; violence in Mexico stemming from President Calderon's crackdown on the cartels; and alternatives to current antinarcotics efforts, including legalization of narcotics.

Introductory Panel Discussion:

David Holiday
Senior Program Officer, Latin America Program
Open Society Institute

Arturo Alvarado
Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellow
National Endowment for Democracy

To be followed with remarks by the report's authors:

Sidney Weintraub
Holder, William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Duncan Wood
Director, Program in International Relations and Canadian Studies
Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM)

Please RSVP (acceptances only) to or by calling (202) 775-3123