Lost in the furor over what Moscow did or did not do, and what effects it did or did not have, is the broader question of what this incident says about Russian intentions and aims. Just how unusual was it for great powers to interfere in a democracy’s electoral processes, and just how outraged should Americans be by the alleged activities?
Since 2006, drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) have contributed to over 60,000 deaths in Mexico. Key civic institutions such as the police and the army have been compromised by the DTOs' activities. Yet U.S. opinion leaders and foreign policy officials have virtually ignored this profound challenge, despite the two countries' extensive geographic, economic, and cultural ties. Speaker Evelyn Krache Morris (Ph.D., MBA) will explore possible reasons why the DTOs receive so little attention and the potential ramifications of this neglect.
Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.