Nathan P. Jones, the institute"s Alfred C. Glassell III Postdoctoral Fellow in Drug Policy, will discuss the history of the Arellano Felix Organization (aka the Tijuana Cartel) and what it tells us about the consequences of the drug war in Mexico. His work on the subject won the Western Political Science Association"s 2012 award for best dissertation. At this event, Jones will draw from more than a year of in-depth interviews in Mexico City and Tijuana to provide a rare look at the internal operations of a cartel, as well as the savage internecine battles that continue to this day. Jones will also discuss the controversial security policies of the new presidential administration in Mexico.
We encourage you to invite friends, friends of friends, or any young professionals you think might have an interest in joining the Baker Institute Associate Roundtable. Of course, all those invited need to be over 21.
Since 2005, the Associate Roundtable has been the leading membership group for young professionals and rising leaders up to age 45 in the Houston area. A companion to the Roundtable, the Associate Roundtable provides members with a truly unique networking opportunity with policy leaders. Cody Sutton, Molly Ward and Wesley Ward serve as Associate Roundtable chairs.