Tue, Feb 08



Great Decisions Program: Drug Policy in Latin America

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Great Decisions Program: Drug Policy in Latin America

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Feb 08, 7:00 PM


About the Event

About the Program:

Drug Policy in Latin America

The issue of migration to the United States from Latin America has overshadowed the war on drugs, which has been underway for decades with little signs of progress. What are the roots and the bureaucratic logic behind today's dominant drug policies in Latin America? Is it time to reconsider punitive drug control policies that disrupt supply chains and punish drug possession. 

About the Speaker:

Dr. Michael Snodgrass

Dr. Michael Snodgrass is the Director of the Global and International Studies Program at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, and an Associate Professor of Latin American history. His research is 20th Century Mexico with a focus on migration and U.S- Mexican relations. Among several awards he has received is a Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Grant from the U.S. Department of Education, and a Fulbright- Garcia-Robles Dissertation Research Fellowship from the U.S. State Department and the Mexican Foreign Ministry. Dr. Snodgrass received his B.A. from the University of Iowa, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. 

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