Drug Trafficking, Criminal Violence and the State in Argentina and Brazil


Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 5:30pm to 7:00pm


CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker:  Hernán Flom, Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame.

This presentation analyzes the recent evolution of drug trafficking and its associated violence in Latin American metropolitan areas. It focuses predominantly on the main urban areas of Argentina and Brazil while placing them in a broader regional context. This talk deals with the different ways in which states respond to and regulate this organized criminal activity, centering on how political factors affect the intervention by police forces against drug trafficking and what are its consequences for criminal violence.

Hernan Flom

Hernán Flom is a Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He is currently developing his first book manuscript on the regulation of drug trafficking in Latin America. He obtained his PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2016. He is originally from Argentina and has worked on various consultancy projects on citizen security for the Inter-American Development Bank and other organizations.

Co-sponsored by the  Harvard Argentine Student Society (HASS).