Retail Distribution of Illegal Drugs in Local Markets (Side-event: 55th Regular Session of CICAD)


2:00pm – 2:30pm             Welcome

Colombia Ministry of Justice and Law

Julian Wilches, Drug Policy Director, Ministry of Justice and Law, Colombia

Ambassador Paul Simons, Executive Secretary, CICAD

2:30pm-2:45pm               Introduction of discussion topics and explanation of methodology

Cynthia J. Arnson, Woodrow Wilson Center

Juan Carlos Garzón, Woodrow Wilson Center

2:45 – 4:00 pm                Session I. Retail Drug Distribution: Impacts, Trends, and Current Challenges  

Moderator: Coletta Youngers, Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)

2:45pm - 3:25pm             Introductory Presentations

Regional: Steven Dudley (Co-director, Insight Crime)

Tridad and Tobago: Honorable Justice Ivor Archie (Chief Justice)

Colombia: Maria Victoria Llorente (Ideas para la Paz)

Mexico: Carlos Zamudio Colectivo por una politica integral hacia las drogas (CUPIHD)

3:25pm – 4:00pm             Q&A

4:00 – 4:15 pm                 Coffee Break

4:15 – 5:30 pm                 Session II  Local Responses to Drug Markets

Moderator: Graciela Touze  (Intercambios - Argentina)

4:15pm – 4:55pm             Introductory Presentations

Dartiu Xavier da Silveira Operação Braços Abertos, Sao Paulo, prefeito de São Paulo, Brazil

Former Chief James Pugel Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD), Seattle (USA)

Harold Pollack, Helen Ross Professor at the School of Social Service Administration, The University of Chicago

Liz Evans, Executive Director of PHS Community Service Society (Canada)

4:55 pm – 5:30pm            Q&A

5:30pm – 6:45pm             Group Debate   

Moderator: Eric L. Olson (Woodrow Wilson Center)

6:45pm – 7:00pm             Concluding Remarks

7:00 – 8:00 pm                Closing Reception

Event Date: 
Monday, April 28, 2014 -
14:00 to 20:00
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