Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

New Security Challenges in the Americas Seminar

February 22, 2013

Ethan Nadelmann will give a lecture titled "Drug Policy Reform in the Americas: A Remarkable Turn of Events" on Tuesday, February 26 at noon in the Joukowsky Forum. Nadelman is the founder and executive director of Drug Policy Alliance, the leading organization in the United States promoting alternatives to the war on drugs.

The multi-decade drug war consensus is crumbling. Latin American presidents are talking openly about decriminalization and even legal regulation of illegal drugs. Voters in Colorado and Washington State recently approved historic ballot measures to legally regulate marijuana like alcohol. The rapid pace of reform is catching everyone by surprise. Why is this happening? And where is this going?

Location: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.