After a year full of challenges for organized crime and dramatic shifts in Colombia and Latin America’s criminal dynamics, InSight Crime, Universidad del Rosario and the The Colombian Organized Crime Observatory present the international seminar “Evolution of Transnational Organized Crime in the Americas” taking place on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Leading experts in the field of organized crime will gather in Bogotá, Colombia, to discuss the region’s evolving criminal landscape, and what to expect in 2019.
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The directors of InSight Crime, Jeremy McDermott and Steven Dudley, will lead the event’s discussions, which will be broadcast live on InSight Crime’s social media networks in both English and Spanish.
Other experts who are participating in the discussions include Federico Varese, criminologist and professor at Oxford University; Angélica Durán, professor at the University of Massachusetts; Bruce Bagley, writer and professor at the University of Miami; Benjamin Lessing, professor at the University of Chicago; Phil Williams, Director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies; and Arlene B. Tickner, dean and professor at Universidad del Rosario, among others.
Speakers will discuss topics such as the criminal landscape amid Colombia’s peace process, violence in Central America, widespread corruption in governments in the region and the need to confront new actors and forms of organized crime.