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Conference on Governance in the Global Narcotics Trade

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Conference on Governance in the Global Narcotics Trade

 

The Center for Global Studies and TraCCC are pleased to convene a conference on the governance of the narcotics trade. We will discuss the patterns and processes through which the narcotics trade is governed in different locales and the implications this has for social and political systems. Discussions will focus on this process from a global and local perspective including analysis of case studies in Brazil, the United States, Colombia, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. 

Presenters:

Thomas Grisaffi (Univeristy College London), Paul Gootenberg (SUNY-Stonybrook), Louise Shelley (George Mason), Michael Polson (American University), Autumn Zellers (Temple University), Nicholas Barnes (University of Wisconsin), Anthony Fontes (University of Wisconsin), Lillian Bobea (Bentley University), Lisa Breglia (George Mason), Enrique Desmond Arias (George Mason), and Steven Dudley (Insight Crime)

 

Date:

Friday, February 3, 2017, 9:00-4:30pm 

Location:

Room 111, Founders Hall

3351 Fairfax Drive Arlington, VA 22201 (Virginia Square Metro Stop)

Notes:

RSVP required for this event. There is no cost. Lunch included.

To RSVP, Please contact Marco Alcocer at malcocer@gmu.edu.

 

Schedule

OPENING REMARKS (9-9:10)

Desmond Dinan

Direct, Center for Global Studies, George Mason University

 

INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATION (9:10-9:50)

The Moral Economy of the Drug Trade:  An Overview of the Illicit Governance Dynamics

Enrique Desmond Arias

Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University

and

Thomas Grisaffi, University College London

 

Coffee

 

PATTERNS, PROCESSES AND TRENDS (10:00-12:00)

“Trends in the Governance of the Global Drug Trade”

Louise I. Shelley

Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University

 

“Shifting South:  Cocaine’s emerging 21st century global commodity chain”

Paul Gootenberg, SUNY Stony Brook

 

"Marketing Marijuana: Prohibition, Medicalization, and the Commodity."

Michael Polson, American University

 

Lunch (Presenters)

 

INFORMAL GOVERNANCE (12:30-2:30)

“Motorcycles and the Manipulation of Desire in a Colombian Drug Crop Growing Community”

Autumn Zellers, Temple University

 

"Bocas and Borders: The Social Order of the Drug Trade in Rio de Janeiro's Favelas".

Nicholas Barnes, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

“The Lesser of Two Evils?: Narco vs Gang Governance in the Northern Triangle”

Anthony Fontes, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Coffee

 

THE STATE, POLICING AND CORRUPTION (2:30-4:30)

"Connecting the dots: Statetopism and Transgressive Ecosystems"

Lilian Bobea, Bentley University

 

“Narco” corruption and Insecurity on Mexico’s Gulf Coast

Lisa Breglia, Global Affairs, George Mason University

 

“Elites and the Illicit Drug Trade: A Zero-sum Game?”

Steven S. Dudley, Insight Crime

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