Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

World Affairs Council of RI -- Under Siege: U.S.-Mexico Relations & National Security

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The Hope Club, 6 Benevolent Street, Providence. Email gregchafeewacri@gmail.com or call (401) 228-8657 to reserve. Reservations are necessary.

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Under Siege: U.S.-Mexico Relations & National Security

"IT'S A WAR" ... Mexican President Felipe Calderon

Mexico is growing more dangerous daily, with escalating kidnappings, murders and other drug-related violence. The situation has intensified since Mexican President Calderon declared war on the drug cartels in 2007, deploying 45,000 troops to 18 states where trafficking groups are battling for access to the U.S. market.

Eric L. Olson, Senior Advisor at the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., will address these headline issues and more

PLUS GREAT DECISIONS 2010
You can be part of Great Decisions 2010 and a lively discussion on the companion topic...

GLOBAL CRIME

The drug cartels of Central America and Asia illustrate that crime is becoming increasingly organized and globalized. How can countries better protect citizens seeking the benefits of a globalized world from being exploited? What international actors can effectively fight global organized crime?

You can read about this Great Decisions topic and others on the Foreign Policy Association Website at www.fpa.org/topics4707.

WHEN: TUESDAY, MARCH 16 at 6:00 P.M. (Great Decisions at 5:00 P.M.)

WHERE: The Hope Club, 6 Benevolent Street, Providence
Dinner, Guest Speaker and Great Decisions - $35/Members
$40/Non-Members
Student Discount (Credit Cards Accepted)

DETAILS: Check worldaffairscouncilri.org   

RESERVE NOW: Email gregchafeewacri@gmail.com or call (401) 228-8657 to reserve. Reservations are necessary.