Narcoviolence during a pandemic: the case of Mexico
30 November 2020, 14:00 to 15:30 Please note: this event has passed
Chair: Dr Kieran Mitton, Senior Lecturer, Department of War Studies
Speaker: Edgar Guerra, Drug Policy program, CIDE (Mexico).
Discussant: Raúl Zepeda Gil, PhD Student, Defence Studies Department, King's College London, and president of the Mexican Society.
This event is co-hosted with Bielefeld University, and the King's College London Mexico Society
By performing a series of interviews by Zoom, WhatsApp and phone calls with key informants and general population using his previous research contacts, Edgar Guerra explores the impact of the Mexican government lockdown due to COVID-19 on the dynamics of violence in the southern region of Tierra Caliente in Michoacán, Mexico.
Dr Edgar Guerra (Drug Policy in CIDE, Mexico) holds a PhD in Sociology from Belfield University. He currently directs the project that assesses the potential for civil organisations within regions affected by criminal violence to hold state institutions committed to the goal of human rights-based development, financed by Economic and Social Research Council. His research focuses on non-state armed groups, criminal organisations, violence, and institutions. In 2018 he published ‘Demands, identities and repertoire of protest: an analysis of the Mexican cannabis movement’ in Drugs and Alcohol Today. 18(29), 108-116.
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