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Wilson Forum - Drug Policy: A 21st Century Approach to Reform

May 12, 2013 to May 19, 2013

On this episode of Wilson Forum, a panel of experts discusses reforming current policies combating illegal drugs in the United States and Latin America.  Panelists include R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director of Drug Control Policy at the White House; Daniel Mejia Londoño, Director of the Research Center on Drugs and Security, University of the Andes, Colombia; Carlos Pita Alvariza, Ambassador of Uruguay to the United States; Scott Wilson, Chief White House Correspondent for The Washington Post.  Tom Gjelten, Correspondent, National Public Radio serves as moderator. Director, President, and CEO Jane Harman provides opening remarks.

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Experts & Staff

Past National Conversation Speakers:

  • Zbigniew Brzezinski
    Former National Security Adviser
  • Susan Collins (R-ME)
    United States Senator
  • Michael Chertoff
    Former Secretary of Homeland Security
  • Thomas Friedman
    Columnist New York Times
  • Carlos Gutierrez
    Former Secretary of Commerce
  • Dr. Henry Kissinger
    Former Secretary of State
  • General Stanley McChrystal
    Former Commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan
  • Brent Scowcroft
    Former US National Security Adviser
  • Anne-Marie Slaughter
    Former Director of Policy Planning, US Department of State
  • James Zogby
    Founder and President of the Arab American Institute, Washington, D.C.

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