Institutions and Organizations

Scholarly Publications

The Economic Costs of Drug-Trafficking Violence in Mexico

December 2013

The levels of violence in Mexico have dramatically increased in the last few years due to structural changes in the drug trafficking business.

The Mexican War on Drugs: Crime and the Limits of Government Persuasion

October 2013

Abstract:In order to successfully battle organized crime, governments require a certain degree of citizens’ support.

The Economic Costs of Drug-Trafficking Violence in Mexico

June 2017

The levels of violence in Mexico have dramatically increased in the last few years due to structural changes in the drug trafficking business.

News

With a new president and an old party, Mexico faces uncertain future

July 2012

Enrique Peña Nieto was elected Mexico's president promising to curb the country's drug-related violence.

Cuéllar, Magaloni on Iranian assassination plot and link to Mexican cartels

October 2011

As if the alleged Iranian plan to kill Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S.

Researchers explore potential solutions to Mexican crime and violence

November 2011

Scholars and policymakers from around the world gathered at Stanford in October for a two-day conference that examined, from a comparative perspective, issues in violence, crime, and governance in...

Events

Violence, Drugs and Governance: Mexican Security in Comparative Perspective

October 3, 2011

On October 3-4, 2011, the Stanford University Program on Poverty and Governance at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law and the Center for International Security and...

Violence, Drugs and Governance: Mexican Security in Comparative Perspective Conference

October 3, 2011

The conference will bring together a multidisciplinary group of political scientists, economists, and lawyers, together with policy makers and military experts in Mexico and the United States,...

"Presumed Guilty" and post-film discussion with the director

October 8, 2011

Winner of the 2011 Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Journalism, “Presumed Guilty” follows the story of two young lawyers and their struggle to free Toño Zúñiga, a young man from Mexico City...

Projects

The Dynamics of Violence in Mexico’s Drug War

Since December 2006, more than 50,000 drug-related murders have taken place in Mexico.
English

The Use of Lethal Force by the Police in Rio de Janeiro and the Pacification Process

The Military Police of the State of Rio de Janeiro (PMERJ) confront critical challenges as they attempt to reform and reduce the incidence of the use of lethal force.
English

People

Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science