April 4, 2014

Is the War on Drugs Over?

If President Reagan's "drug-free America" is unrealistic, where instead might we hope to end up? A panel discussion with Michael Botticelli, acting director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy; Kathleen Fryndl, author of Drug Wars in America, 1940–73; Former Colombian President Cesar Gaviria, a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy; and Hamilton Morris, a research chemist and expert on synthetic and psychedelic drugs. Moderated by journalist Mattathias Schwartz.

Is “war” an accurate (or desirable) analogy for shifting US drug policies?

Is “war” an accurate (or desirable) analogy for shifting US drug policies? If President Reagan’s “drug-free America” is unrealistic, where instead might we hope to end up?

A panel discussion with Michael Botticelli, acting director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy; Kathleen Fryndl, author of Drug Wars in America, 1940–73; Former Colombian President Cesar Gaviria, a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy; and Hamilton Morris, a research chemist and expert on synthetic and psychedelic drugs. Moderated by journalist Mattathias Schwartz.

6:30 PM, Friday, April 4
Vanderbilt Hall, NYU School of Law
40 Washington Square South

Hosted by n+1 and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU Law.

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