Maurício Vieira Vinicius Couto Jude Cocodia Megan Capp Fausto Carbajal-Glass

Global Approaches on State Fragility & Organized Crime (UPEACE, 2023)

A Talk by Fausto Carbajal-Glass , Maurício Vieira , Jude Cocodia , Megan Capp and Vinicius Couto

About this Talk

The Global Approaches on State Fragility & Organized Crime is the first collective publication compiled by the Chair on Countering Illicit Trade and Preventing Transnational Organized Crime at the University for Peace (UPEACE). This book covers the organized crime and state fragility nexus through different perspectives based in the context of countries from Latin America, Africa, and Asia. It analyzes different topics, varying from the correlation between organized crime and peacebuilding to the case of children whose parents have been incarcerated for drug offenses in Latin America, from drug trafficking during the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil to the political trajectory of organized criminal groups in Mexico and the context of organized crime and corruption in Venezuela and Nicaragua. On Africa, the book discusses the proliferation of small arms and light weapons (SALWs) in South Sudan, the role of the local community in countering organized crime in the Lake Chad Area, the horizontal inequality, and political elite in Nigeria, and the role of civil society in the countering of organized crime in South Africa. On Asia, it analyzes the trafficking of women in the South Asian and Southeast Asian subregions, and the case of Afghanistan following the withdrawal of US troops.

18 October 2023, 11:30 PM

11:30 PM - 12:45 AM

About The Speakers

Fausto Carbajal-Glass

Fausto Carbajal-Glass

Delphi Solutions and Strategic Services

Political Risk and Security Consultant


Maurício Vieira

Maurício Vieira

University for Peace

Head of the Chair on Countering Illicit Trade and Preventing Transnational Organized Crime.


Jude Cocodia

Jude Cocodia

University of the Free State

Expert on Democracy in Africa, why it is failing, and building viable local alternatives


Megan Capp

Megan Capp

University for Peace (UPEACE)


Vinicius Couto

Vinicius Couto

Federal University of Minas Gerais