Transnational Crime


Symposium on Organized Crime in the Western Hemisphere: An Overlooked Threat?

Session One:
Organized Crime and Transnational Threats
David Holiday
, Program Officer, Latin America Program, Open Society Institute
William F. Wechsler
, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Global Threats, U.S. Department of Defense
Lee S. Wolosky
, Partner, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP; former Director, Transnational Threats, National Security Council
Introductory Remarks: Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider: Stanley S. Arkin, Chairman, The Arkin Group, LLC
8:00 to 8:30 AM Breakfast Reception
8:30 to 10:00 AM Meeting

Session Two:
Local and National Policy Responses
Ramon Garza Barrios
, Mayor, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Rodrigo Pardo
, Director, Revista Cambio; former Foreign Minister, Republic of Colombia
Presider: Andrew D. Selee, Director, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
10:15 to 11:30 AM Meeting

Session Three:
Regional and Multilateral Policy Responses
Adam Isacson
, Director of Programs, Center for International Policy
Francisco Thoumi
, Tinker Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies, University of Texas; former Research Coordinator, United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime
Presider: Shannon O’Neil, Douglas Dillon Fellow for Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM Meeting
12:45 to 1:30 PM Lunch Reception

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Global Terrorism: The FBI's Role

Speaker: Robert S. Mueller III
Presider: Terry Moran

As the FBI adapts to effectively address threats from global terrorism it seeks to act as a global security, national security, and law enforcement organization. Join Robert S. Mueller to discuss the efforts of the FBI to fulfill this mission in partnership with its counterparts around the world, and the citizens it serves.

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News Release

Combating Crime Critical to Securing Central America’s Fragile Democracies, Says CFR Report

"Flanked by the coca-producing countries of the Andes and the world's leading consumer of illegal drugs—the United States—Central America is a strategic choke point for illicit trade," writes Michael Shifter, president of Inter-American Dialogue, in a Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Special Report, Countering Criminal Violence in Central America.

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