THINK GLOBALLY & ACT LOCALLY
A three-part series looking at global issues from a local level
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13
Mexico provides more than 90 percent of America’s heroin. As an addiction epidemic ravages New Hampshire, communities across the border have also paid a price as violence soars. How has U.S. foreign policy in Latin America impacted drug trade? How can both countries work together to combat the crisis? Luis Jiménez, an expert on Latin American politics, will address these issues and more. NH link: The Granite State recently ranked #2 in the nation for opioid-related deaths relative to its population and #1 for fentanyl-related deaths per capita.
Location: Multi-purpose Room, UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street (Pandora Mill), Manchester. Directions & Parking Info Here
Free & Open to the Public. Advance registration requested online or by phone: 603.314.7970.
Presented in partnership with UNH Manchester's homeland security, history, humanities and politics and society programs
ABOUT LUIS JIMÉNEZ
Luis Jiménez is an Assistant Professor of the Political Science department at the University of Massachusetts Boston. His main research interests are Latin American politics and social remittances, particularly the way that immigrant networks spread ideas about democracy to their home countries. Currently he's working on a book that explores the impact of immigrants in the internal politics of Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador. He has published in PS: Political Science and Politics and in Social Science Quarterly.
Before joining the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Boston, professor Jiménez taught at Mount Holyoke College in Western Massachusetts for three years. He received his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in December 2008. He is originally from Guadalajara, Mexico.