Ethan Nadelmann – A talk from the Drug Policy Alliance Director

Ethan Nadelmann – A talk from the Drug Policy Alliance Director

Posted On: November 7, 2011
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Nadelmann is the founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, the leading organisation in the United States promoting alternatives to the war on drugs. In 1994, Nadelmann founded the Lindesmith Center, a drug policy institute created with the philanthropic support of George Soros.

In 2000, the growing Center merged with another organisation to form the Drug Policy Alliance and Drug Policy Alliance Network, which advocate for drug policies grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights. Described by Rolling Stone as “the point man” for drug policy reform efforts, Ethan Nadelmann is widely regarded as the most prominent proponent of drug policy reform.

This talk was given live via Videolink at the Envisioning a Post Prohibition World Event in September 2011. It gives a perspective on drug reform from the US, particularly looking at Proposition 19 and the effect that is having on the American legislature and the American people. There is also discussion of parallel drug policy ‘progress’ in Europe.