This interdisciplinary lecture series, co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Watson Institute, explores the nature and extent of today's security challenges in a region marked by a striking contrast: the remarkably longstanding absence of warfare between nations but often extraordinarily high levels of armed violence within them. Contemporary security concerns in the Americas therefore have far more to do with issues such as drug trafficking, conflict over natural resources, insurgency, gang violence, and organized crime than traditional military concerns.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Ethan Nadelmann -- Drug Policy Reform in the Americas: A Remarkable Turn of Events
Monday, September 24, 2012 Depictions of Conflict: Documenting Violence in Colombia
Thursday, September 13, 2012 Elisabeth Wood -- Wartime Rape: How It Happens, When It Doesn't