Open house in DC this Sunday from 1:30 on: 1020 16th Street, NW.
Talk at the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis Monday from 3:30-5: Landmark Building, Room 414A.
Be there, or be square.

My time on the East Coast grows short; tonight is my last class at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, and I fly back to sunny California (albeit in the middle of the rainy season) a week from Thursday.

Naturally, my imminent departure is sparking celebrations up and down the Atlantic Seaboard. If you’re in the vicinity our Our Nation’s Capital, I’m having an open house from 1:30 through dinnertime this coming Sunday, the 17th. My address is 1020 16th St., N.W., right across from the Capital Hilton. Please send an email if you plan to come, or call me at 202 659 0450.

I’m also giving a new version of my deterrence-dynamics talk (complete with an explicit solution of the problem in game-theoretic form) next Monday at the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis. The talk will go from 3:30-5, and some of us will head out for drinks or an early dinner afterwards. It’s in room 414A of the Landmark Building (the old Sears Building) at 401 Park Drive.

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: