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Leading authority on drug policy and the war on drugs to speak at the Munk School of Global Affairs

March 15, 2013

Ethan Nadelmann available for interviews: topics include marijuana legalization victories in CO and WA, growing debate in Latin America on alternatives to drug war and drug policy issues in Canada

TORONTO, ON – Ethan Nadel­mann will be fea­tured at the Cen­tre for Study of the Unit­ed States at the Munk School giv­ing a talk enti­tled, “The Rise and Fall of the Glob­al Drug Pro­hi­bi­tion Regime.”

Ethan Nadel­mann will address issues spe­cif­ic to Cana­da, as well as inter­na­tion­al mat­ters such as:

*         Cur­rent debate on drug legal­iza­tion in Latin Amer­i­ca
*         Mar­i­jua­na legal­iza­tion in Col­orado and Wash­ing­ton
*         Drug pol­i­cy and the Oba­ma Admin­is­tra­tion

Described by Rolling Stone as “the point man” for drug pol­i­cy reform efforts, Ethan Nadel­mann is wide­ly regard­ed as the out­stand­ing pro­po­nent of drug pol­i­cy reform both in the Unit­ed States and abroad. Ethan Nadel­mann is the founder and exec­u­tive direc­tor of the Drug Pol­i­cy Alliance, the lead­ing orga­ni­za­tion in the Unit­ed States pro­mot­ing alter­na­tives to the war on drugs. Nadel­mann received his B.A., J.D., and Ph.D. in Polit­i­cal Sci­ence from Har­vard as well as a Mas­ters’ degree in Inter­na­tion­al Rela­tions from the Lon­don School of Eco­nom­ics, and taught at Prince­ton Uni­ver­si­ty for sev­en years. His writ­ings have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Jour­nal, Sci­ence, and Nation­al Review, and he has appeared on pro­grams includ­ing Real Time with Bill Maher, the Col­bert Report, ABC’s Night­line, a Ted Kop­pel Spe­cial Report, NBC’s Today Show, NBC Night­ly News, CBS’s 48 Hours, CBS Morn­ing News, and Lar­ry King Live.

The lec­ture is orga­nized by Cen­tre for Study of the Unit­ed States at the Munk School of Glob­al Affairs, and the Depart­ment for the Study of Reli­gion, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to.


 WHO/WHAT:    Ethan Nadel­mann: The Rise and Fall of the Glob­al Drug Pro­hi­bi­tion Regime  (Part of the CSUS and F.Ross John­son Speak­er Series)

WHERE:            Munk School of Glob­al Affairs, Room 208N

WHEN:               Tues­day, March 19, 2013, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

On Wednes­day, March 20, at 3:00pm, Ethan Nadel­mann will also par­tic­i­pate in a Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to pub­lic forum titled, “Whose con­vic­tion? Reli­gion and the (De)criminalization of Drugs.”

Housed in the Munk School of Glob­al Affairs, the Cen­tre for the Study of the Unit­ed States (CSUS) rep­re­sents the largest col­lec­tion of U.S.-focused schol­ars in Cana­da, as well as the great­est con­cen­tra­tion of U.S. exper­tise in Canada’s his­to­ry. Draw­ing on the resources of the Munk School, and with over 66 fac­ul­ty affil­i­ates, it has an unprece­dent­ed strength in U.S. exper­tise and in Amer­i­can Stud­ies, both insti­tu­tion­al­ly and nation­al­ly. For more infor­ma­tion about CSUS and the Munk School of Glob­al Affairs please vis­it:


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