Marquette University awarded Dr. Richard Friman, Eliot Fitch Chair for International Studies and professor of political science, the 2012 Way Klingler Fellowship. With the fellowship, Friman will research anti-smuggling policies in advanced industrial nations – both inbound and outbound smuggling.
“In the U.S. post 9/11, there’s been a focus on dangerous things coming into the country,” Friman said in a statement. “There has since been a realization that what’s smuggled out – for instance, firearms and money fueling violence in Mexico – is just as important.”
Friman’s research efforts will take him to Washington, D.C., Ottawa and Mexico City where he will study the effects of this realization about outbound smuggling with attention to its implications for law and policy enforcement and how it shapes smuggling patterns.
Friman said he is excited to engage in policy-relevant research.
He has written seven books on international affairs and transnational justice and is a former fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
The Way Klingler Fellowship is a grant handed out each year that funds $20,000 annually for three years to help scholars cover resources needed to achieve critical research.