USD Trans-Border Institute to Present Drug Violence Study

On Thursday, February 17, the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego will present findings from a new report on “Drug Violence in Mexico” that examines recent developments in Mexico's drug war and their implications for the coming year.

TBI's recent report underscores the geographic concentration of violence, sharp increases due to new clashes among drug traffickers, and a qualitative shift that has led to the targeting of more public officials and civilians over the last year.

The recent report will be presented by David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute, and a panel of security experts.

This event is free and open to the public and to the press, but RSVP in advance to

The study can be found here.

WHO: Dr. David Shirk (Director of the USD Trans-Border Institute) and a panel of security experts

WHAT: Dr. Shirk will present the results of the Trans-Border Institute’s recent study on drug violence in Mexico.

WHERE: University of San Diego
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
Conference Room A
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA

WHEN: Thursday, February 17, 2011 from 3 - 4:30 p.m.

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


Pamela Gray Payton
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