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Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013

Time: Membership Social at 7:30
Program at 8:00 p.m.

Location: Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. (behind the Visitor's Center) Directions and Map
Access: Open to the public and free for members, students and accompanying family members, educators and active military and their dependents. $10.00 charge for non-members.


Dr. George W. Grayson


Dr. George W. Grayson will speak on “What success, if any, has President Enrique Peña Nieto had battling Mexico’s vicious drug cartels after one year in office?” President Peña Nieto was inaugurated on December 1, 2012. We previously had a speaker, Sylvia Longmire, who addressed the difficulties in controlling the drug trade, and with this speaker we will be able to assess how efffective the battles have been.


George W. Grayson is the Class of 1938 Professor of Government Emeritus at the College of William & Mary, and has made more than 200 research trips to Latin America. In addition, he is a senior associate at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, an associate scholar at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, a board member at the Center for Immigration Studies, and a life member of the NAACP.

Dr. Grayson lectures regularly at the U.S. Department of State and the National Defense University, and at universities in the United States and Mexico. He has served as an official observer at six Mexican presidential and gubernatorial elections, belongs to Phi Beta Kappa, and has authored numerous books and articles, including The Executioner’s Men: Inside Los Zetas, Rouge Soldiers, Criminal Entrepreneurs, and the Shadow State They Created (co-authored, Transaction Publishers, 2012); Mexico: Narco-Violence and a Failed State (Transaction Publishers, 2009); and Mexico’s Struggle with Drugs and Thugs (Foreign Policy Association, 2009).



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Upcoming Programs



December 12, 2013 - Dr. Javier Corrales, Professor of Political Science at Amherst College on "Venezuela After Chavez: A Review of the First Year."


January 23rd, 2014 Terry Smith Labat, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Assistant Secretary, International Trade Administration


March 6th, 2014 Todd Moss is vice president for programs and senior fellow at the Center for Global Development