February 7, 2012
“The rhetoric of international drug policy is all about shared responsibility for reducing the flow of drugs,” Mark Kleiman, a professor public policy in the UCLA School of Public Affairs, said at the Watson Institute earlier this month. “Everybody agrees that reducing the flow of drugs from Mexico to the US is an important goal – everybody but me. ... I think it’s a completely insensible goal,” said Kleiman, whose talk was titled “Managing Drug Violence in Mexico.” On April 12-13, the Institute-based Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies will continue exploring these issues with a conference on “Drug Wars in the Americas: Looking Back and Thinking Ahead."