Defense and Security

Transnational Crime

Transnational Crime
  • Global

    Session One:Organized Crime and Transnational ThreatsDavid Holiday, Program Officer, Latin America Program, Open Society InstituteWilliam F. Wechsler, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Global Threats, U.S. Department of DefenseLee S. Wolosky, Partner, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP; former Director, Transnational Threats, National Security CouncilIntroductory Remarks: Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign RelationsPresider: Stanley S. Arkin, Chairman, The Arkin Group, LLC8:00 to 8:30 AM Breakfast Reception8:30 to 10:00 AM Meeting Session Two: Local and National Policy ResponsesRamon Garza Barrios, Mayor, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, MexicoRodrigo Pardo, Director, Revista Cambio; former Foreign Minister, Republic of ColombiaPresider: Andrew D. Selee, Director, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars10:15 to 11:30 AM Meeting Session Three:Regional and Multilateral Policy ResponsesAdam Isacson, Director of Programs, Center for International PolicyFrancisco Thoumi, Tinker Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies, University of Texas; former Research Coordinator, United Nations Office of Drugs and CrimePresider: Shannon O’Neil, Douglas Dillon Fellow for Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations11:45 AM to 1:00 PM Meeting12:45 to 1:30 PM Lunch Reception
  • United States

    Watch the mayor of Nuevo Laredo and the former Colombian foreign minister discuss steps Mexico and Colombia are taking to control organized crime in their countries. This session was part of the CFR symposium, Organized Crime in the Western Hemisphere: An Overlooked Threat?, undertaken in collaboration with the Latin American Program and Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and made possible by the generous support of the Hauser Foundation, Tinker Foundation, and a grant from the Robina Foundation for CFR's International Institutions and Global Governance program.
  • Global

    Watch experts analyze the greater roles regional and multilateral organizations, such as the Organization of American States and the United Nations, can play in controlling organized crime. This session was part of the CFR symposium, Organized Crime in the Western Hemisphere: An Overlooked Threat?, undertaken in collaboration with the Latin American Program and Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and made possible by the generous support of the Hauser Foundation, Tinker Foundation, and a grant from the Robina Foundation for CFR's International Institutions and Global Governance program.
  • Global

    Watch experts discuss organized crime including the circumstances under which criminal activities constitute a threat to national security. This session was part of the CFR symposium, Organized Crime in the Western Hemisphere: An Overlooked Threat?, undertaken in collaboration with the Latin American Program and Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and made possible by the generous support of the Hauser Foundation, Tinker Foundation, and a grant from the Robina Foundation for CFR's International Institutions and Global Governance program.
  • Transnational Crime

    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.