Narcotrafficking in Central America lecture on April 17 at 3 pm
"Bribes, Bullets, and Intimidation: Narcotics Trafficking and Corruption in Central America" by Dr. Michael Fowler, 2005 Lewis Fellow in Latin American and Iberian Studies
Dr. Michael Fowler, Professor of Political Science is two-time Fulbright scholar, the author of four books, and a graduate of Dartmouth College, the University of Virginia, and Harvard Law School. Dr. Fowler has taught in China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Japan, Laos, and Vietnam, and has conducted research throughout Central America, supported in part by a 2005 Richard and Constance Lewis Fellowship. He is currently concluding a book, co-authored with Dr. Julie Bunck, on narcotics trafficking and judicial and political corruption in Central America.
This Lewis Fellowship lecture will explore the evolution of drug trafficking and corruption in Central America over the last several decades. Professor Fowler will identify the ongoing activities of narcotics organizations that transship drugs through the region, and will highlight the particular problems faced by the bridge states, that is, the countries that lie between South American producers and North American and European consumers of illegal narcotics.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Humanities 300, 3-4 PM
Free and Open to Public
For more information please contact Dr. Rhonda Buchanan, Director of Latin American and Latino Studies at 852-2034 or email@example.com.