Upcoming Lectures

US: Dealing with International Organized Crime – Italy, Asia, Colombia and Mexico  

Mike Gallagher, Investigative Reporter at Albuquerque Journal
June 3, 2018 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 pm
UNM Continuing Education Conference Center
1634 University Blvd. NE

From the olive groves of Sicily to the jungles of Columbia to the teeming streets of Bangkok, United States diplomats and law enforcement have worked successfully with their counterparts in foreign countries to fight organized crime groups trafficking in large quantities of illegal drugs. Now the United States, including New Mexico, is faced with the largest opioid epidemic in the nation’s history. As it confronts multiple organized crime groups supplying heroin and other illegal drugs from Mexico, will the United States be able to use lessons from the past to fight the increasing threat of Mexican drug cartels? +More Info

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Curanderismo:  The Revival of Traditional Medicine Using Herbs and Rituals   

Cheo Torres, UNM
June 10, 2018 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
ABQ Museum of Art & History
2000 Mountain Rd NW

“Curanderismo”  is an ancient healing tradition that dates back to the arrival of the Spaniards to the New World in 1519. Curanderos, or faith healers, blended Old World and Native American medicinal plants and belief systems to secure their place in the new world including what is now Texas and the Southwest. In this talk, he will trace the history of curanderismo, from Mayan to Aztec to modern-day  healers and discuss the revival of traditional medicine in the Southwest and Mexico. +More Info

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