On April 28, the Latin America Initiative at Brookings will host a panel discussion of the crime-conflict-regime transition dynamics and launch the findings of a United Nations University Centre for Policy Research project on this topic, with several of the study authors briefing their case studies and policy recommendations. John de Boer, managing director of the SecDev Group and director of the UNU project, entitled “The Crime-Conflict Nexus: Assessing the Threat and Developing Solutions,” will provide an overview of the project and highlight key results from the case of Colombia. Sasha Jesperson of St Mary’s University in Twickenham, London will describe how Nigeria’s Boko Haram and militants operating in the Nigeria Delta engage with illicit economies. And Brookings Senior Fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown will describe how ethnic conflict and regime transition have interacted with multiple illicit economies in the case of Myanmar. Brookings’ Senior Fellow Ted Piccone will moderate the session. Following their remarks, the panelists will take questions from the audience.
Date: April 28, 2017
When: 10:00 - 11:30 PM
Where: Brookings Institution, Saul/Zilkha Room