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Drug Policy: A 21st Century Approach to Reform

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The illegal drug problem has posed challenges to the United States and Latin America for many decades. While efforts to disrupt the cultivation, processing, and trafficking of drugs to the United States have shown mixed results, the drug trade continues to pose serious threats to citizen security, economic prosperity, environmental conservation, human rights, and democratic governance throughout the hemisphere.

How is the U.S. reforming its policies to address this problem and show sustainable results?


  • Jane Harman

    Director, President, and CEO, Wilson Center
  • 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; and President of the Government of Colombia’s Advisory Commission on Drug Policy
  • Carlos Pita Alvariza

    Ambassador of Uruguay to the United States
  • Tom Gjelten

    Correspondent, National Public Radio
  • Scott Wilson

    Chief White House Correspondent for The Washington Post