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Gangs, Youth and Demand Reduction: Protecting High-Risk Teens from Organized Crime
|Event Start Date||Monday, October 1, 2012|
Institute of the Americas, Hojel Hall of the Americas, UCSD
|Event Start Time||9:00 am - 12:00 pm|
William R. Brownfield, U.S. assistant secretary of State for the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, will speak at the opening public session of the institute's regional workshop on "Gangs, Youth, and Demand Reduction." Brownfield will discuss how the State Department is addressing the issues of gangs and violence in Central America and Mexico.
Brownfield will review the evolving history of gang violence in the United States and the region, speak about ways the United States is assisting its partners to combat gang violence, and discuss U.S. efforts to work with our partners to improve citizen security. Prior to his appointment as assistant secretary, Brownfield served as U.S. ambassador to Colombia, Venezuela and Chile.
Brownfield will participate from 9 to 10 a.m.. Following his talk, perspectives on the problem will be presented by national chiefs of police from Latin America and the Caribbean.
Simultaneous interpretation in English and Spanish will be provided.
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