Coming attractions

Drugs and counterinsurgency in Afghanistan: U.S. Institute of Peace, 10am this coming Tuesday, July 6.

Jon Caulkins, Jonathan Kulick, and I are presenting a report on counter-narcotics and counter-insurgency policy in Afghanistan at the U.S. Institute of Peace (17th and K Sts. in Washington) this coming Tuesday, July 6, at 10am.

Here’s the invitation and RSVP link.

Amb. Bill Taylor is moderating, and Phil Heymann will be commenting.

We’re hoping to make a splash, as the basic claim – which I think is fairly bullet-proof analytically – is that current policies provide material support to the Taliban.

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: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

2 thoughts on “Coming attractions”

  1. Jonathan Caulkins was a professor of mine. I'm sure this talk will be quite interesting; I wish I could go.

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