The Program on Order, Conflict and Violence presents:
Omar Garcia-Ponce, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California, Davis: “Anger and Support for Vigilante Justice in Mexico’s Drug War.”
Omar Garcia-Ponce’s research focuses broadly on the political economy of conflict and development, with an emphasis on both criminal and political violence. Two key questions motivate his research: How does violence influence individual behavior and institutional development? And how do institutions and policies, in turn, affect patterns of violent conflict? His regional expertise is in Latin America, but he has a wide interest in the study of crime and violence.
From a methodological perspective, Garcia Ponce’s interests are in quantitative approaches to causal inference—including both experimental and quasi-experimental designs—and survey methodology.
Dinner served at 4:45 p.m.