UCL Alumni


Public Security in Mexico: What to expect in 2021

10 February 2021, 11:00 am–12:00 pm

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The UCL Mexican Alumni Association invites you to a discussion regarding the nature and challenges of security in Mexico, in the context of COVID-19 and upcoming legislative elections. Join us on Wednesday, 10 February at 11am CST (9am PST, 10am MST, 12pm EST) for this first virtual event of the year for the UCL community in Mexico.

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UCL Mexican Alumni Association

Hear from, and ask questions of, our UCL alumni panel – each a leading expert in the field of public security in Mexico. Reflecting on a long-standing crisis of violence in the country, we will explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the way public security is addressed by both the authorities and citizens.


  • Dr Patricio Estévez (UCL DPhil Security and Crime Science 2020, MRes Security Science 2015), Lecturer at UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science
  • Dr David Pérez (UCL DPhil Security Science 2019, MRes Security Science 2014), Head of the National Information Center at National Secretariat of Public Security, Mexican Government
  • Ms Xochitl Barranco (UCL MSc Security Studies, Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 2018), Monitoring & Evaluation Associate at International Development Law Organisation Mexico