The Dope: The Real History of the Mexican Drug Trade

Date & Time: October 18, 2022, 1 p.m.
Location: Memorial Union, La Paz

Benjamin T. Smith, professor of Latin American history at the University of Warwick, will be speaking about his book "The Dope: The Real History of the Mexican Drug Trade," looking at why it is worth studying the drug trade, how we can do it and what it can tell us about society, politics and the future of Latin America.

About the speaker: 

Benjamin T. Smith has been a historian of Mexico for more than 20 years. He has written widely on social movements, peasant politics, Catholicism, censorship and journalism. For the past five years, he has focused on the history of drug trafficking, crime and the modern Mexican state.

This event is a part of The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' Humanities Week, a weeklong celebration of the human adventure across time, history, culture and place.