Narco Noir: Mexico's Cartels, Cops, and Corruption


Apr. 4, 2017, 6pm to 7pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Greenspun Hall Auditorium; 1st Floor
Vanda Felbab-Brown, Brookings Scholar


The Brookings Mountain West invites you to attend a lecture titled, Narco Noir: Mexico’s Cartels, Cops, and Corruption given by Vanda Felbab-Brown, Brookings Scholar.

Based on Felbab-Brown’s forthcoming book of the same name, the lecture will review the evolution of organized crime in Mexico, the escalation of criminal violence there during the 2000s, and the security policies adopted by the administrations of Presidents Felipe Calderón and Enrique Peña Nieto. It also discusses spillovers into the United States from Mexico’s crime and violence and strategies for countering them. The lecture incorporates vignettes from Dr. Felbab-Brown’s extensive fieldwork in Mexico, including some of its most violent areas dominated by the drug cartels, such as Ciudad Juárez and Michoacán.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

Brookings Mountain West
William Brown

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Brookings Mountain West