Afghanistan drug policy event at USIP

The video is up.

Tuesday morning at the U.S. Institute of Peace Jonathan Caulkins, Jonathan Kulick, and I discussed our report about drug policy in Afghanistan with Amb. Bill Taylor, former Deputy Attorney General (and current Harvard Law prof) Phil Heymann, ONDCP director Gil Kerlikowske, and State Department adviser Barnett Rubin. The event was well-attended, and seemed to be illuminating; the questions in the Q&A were almost uniformly apposite and intelligent.

The tape is not (yet) downloadable or embeddable, but you can watch it on the C-SPAN website.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact:

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