Global Tipping Points: How can the U.S. & Mexico Fight Heroin?

The World Affairs Council is partnering with UNH Manchester's homeland security, history, humanities and politics, and society programs to present "A Cross-Border Crisis: How can the U.S. and Mexico fight heroin?" on November 13 at 6:00 pm at UNH Manchester. The talk, to be delivered by Luis Jiménez, an assistant professor in the political science department at the University of Massachusetts Boston, is free and open to the public; advance registration is requested via email or by phone: 603.314.7970.

Mexico provides more than 90 percent of America’s heroin. As an addiction epidemic ravages New Hampshire, communities across the border have also paid a price as violence soars. How has U.S. foreign policy in Latin America impacted drug trade? How can both countries work together to combat the crisis? Jiménez, an expert on Latin American politics, will address these issues and more. The Granite State recently ranked #2 in the nation for opioid-related deaths relative to its population and #1 for fentanyl-related deaths per capita.

Jiménez's main research interests are Latin American politics and social remittances, particularly the way that immigrant networks spread ideas about democracy to their home countries. Currently he's working on a book that explores the impact of immigrants in the internal politics of Mexico, Colombia, and Ecuador. He has published in PS: Political Science and Politics and in Social Science Quarterly. Before joining the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Boston, professor Jiménez taught at Mount Holyoke College in Western Massachusetts for three years. He received his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in December 2008. He is originally from Guadalajara, Mexico.

Date/Time: 
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Location: 
UNH Manchester
88 Commercial Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Host: 
World Affairs Council of New Hampshire
Issue(s): 
Heroin Addiction: Law Enforcement

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