Upcoming TraCCC Events
Please join us for a screening of Episode 3 from the new Showtime Documentary Series, “The Trade”. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion and Q&A on transnational crime and its role in the opioid crisis.
Date: Thursday, May 31st, 2018, 7:00 PM to 10 PM
Location: Founders Hall Room TBD, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201 (Virginia Square Metro Stop)
Info: Event is free, snacks are provided
Parking: Metered street parking is available around the building. Garage parking is available below Founders Hall at the cost of $3/hour or $15/day
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Speakers will feature our own Dr. Louise Shelley as well as Eric Olsen. Read about our guest speaker below.
Eric L. Olson is Deputy Director of the Latin American Program and Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. His research and writing has focused on security issues and the impacts of crime, organized crime, and violence on democratic governance. He has also written extensively about U.S. security assistance in Mexico and Central America. Among his most recent publications are, “The Evolving Merida Initiative and the Policy of Shared Responsibility in U.S.-Mexico Security Relations,” and “Crime and Violence in Central America’s Northern Triangle: How U.S. Policy is Helping, Hurting, and can be Improved.” He also co-edited two volumes on U.S.-Mexico relations including “Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence,” (Wilson Center, 2014), and “Shared Responsibility: U.S.-Mexico Policy Options for Confronting Organized Crime.” (Wilson Center, 2010). Prior to joining the Wilson Center he was a Senior Specialist in the Department for Promotion of Good Governance at the Organization of American States from 2006-2007. He served as Advocacy Director for the Americas at Amnesty International USA from 2002-2006. Prior to Amnesty, he was the Senior Associate for Mexico, and Economic Policy at the Washington Office on Latin America for eight years. He worked at Augsburg College’s Center for Global Education in Cuernavaca, Mexico from 1989-1993 where he was the program director. From 1986-1988, he worked in Honduras as a development specialist for several local non-governmental organizations. He has an M.A. in International Affairs from the School of International Service at American University, Washington, D.C.
2018 Webinar Series: “The Human Trafficking – Organized Crime Nexus: Intersections, Vulnerabilities, and Analysis for the Private Sector.”
TraCCC is co-sponsor for the below webinar series along with Babson College’s Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, and IOM, the UN Migration Agency.
May 17, 2018: The Illicit Cigarette Trade and Global Consequences
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June 14, 2018: Cybercrime and Human Trafficking
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** Unless otherwise specified, all events are free, open to the public, and are held at Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201 (one block from the Virginia Square Metro Stop, see map). However, seating is limited and reservations are suggested. To secure a seat, please register here, call TraCCC at 703-993-9757 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities upon request.
Metered parking is available around the building and a pay garage can be accessed from directly behind Founder’s Hall (see map). TraCCC is unfortunately unable to validate parking.