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Paradigm Shift: Efforts to Reform Drug Policy

Speaker: Gil Kerlikowske, Director, National Drug Control Policy
Presider: John J. Devine, President, The Arkin Group, LLC; Former Director, Counternarcotics Center, Central Intelligence Agency
October 4, 2012

Gil Kerlikowske, director of the National Drug Control Policy, discusses global drug policy, including a new emphasis on programs that recognize drug addiction as a disease of the brain instead of a moral failure, domestic and international trends in drug consumption, and the diversification of transnational criminal organizations.

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