Wednesday, November 14, 2012
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Thunderbird School of Global Management
1 Global Plaza, AT & T Lecture Hall, Herberger Building
Half of Afghanistan’s economy is funded by the illicit heroin trade. More than 245,000 farming families participate in poppy cultivation in Afghanistan. But the money comes from processing opium into heroin and from trafficking the drugs across the porous borders into Europe, Asia and North America. Where does the $65 billion produced from the opium trade go worldwide? What happens to the $4 billion that Afghanistan benefits? And what happens to the Afghan people involved in the opium trade?
Contact: Wynona Heim (602) 978-7100