Saturday: Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance to speak at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco

Press Release March 11, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO — Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, will speak at the World Affairs Council’s WorldAffairs 2014 conference in San Francisco on Saturday, March 15 at 10:30 a.m.

WorldAffairs 2014 offers fresh insights and new perspectives on current global topics. The conference will be held at the St. Regis in San Francisco on Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15.

Nadelmann will take part in a discussion entitled, “Rethinking the War on Drugs.” Nadelmann will be joined by Beau Kilmer, co-director, RAND Drug Policy Research Center and Robert MacCoun, professor of public policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy. Issues addressed in the discussion will include:

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. 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.


WHO/WHAT:    Ethan Nadelmann, Beau Kilmer, and Robert MacCoun: Rethinking the War on Drugs

WHERE:            The St. Regis, 125 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA

WHEN:               10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014

About the World Affairs Council:

Through a variety of initiatives, the World Affairs Council strives to achieve its mission of exploring issues and opportunities that transcend borders. We strive to promote open, balanced discourse across sectors to better inform on timely matters of global importance.

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