Symposium Violence, Organizations and Political Psychology

November 09, 2018 | 12:00pm - 6:00pm | Bolivar House 582 Alvarado Row, Stanford, CA 94305

Violence, Organizations and Political Psychology in Latin America 


12:00 to 1:20

Lunch and Research Seminar of the Center for Latin American Studies

Omar García Ponce (University of California, Davis) “Anger and support for vigilante justice in Mexico’s drug war”

1:45 – 3:15

Tentative Title: Organized and Disorganized Crime

Beatriz Magaloni (Stanford University) “Killing in the Slums: The Problems of Social Order and Police Violence in Rio De Janeiro”

Eduardo Moncada (Barnard College) “Resistance to narcotraffickers in Medellin and Ciudad Juarez”

3:15 – 3:30

Coffee Break

3:30 – 5:00

Tentative Title: Security in Fragile States? Mexico and Central America

Laura Blume (Boston University) “Narco Business Strategies: Explaining Patterns of Violence in Central America.”

Cecilia Farfan (University of Calirornia, San Diego) “Beyond Cartels and Kingpins: The Business of Drug Trafficking Organizations”

5:00 – 6:00

Lauren Young (University of California, Davis) Closing Workshop discussion on the relevance, feasibility and ethical implication of a field study and experimental intervention on the social acceptance of vigilantism (discussion of pre-analysis plan). 

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