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

May 21, 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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Latin America Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin America Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more