Leading authority on drug policy and the war on drugs to speak at Munk School of Global Affairs

Ethan Nadelmann Available for Interviews: Topics Include Marijuana Legalization Victories in CO and WA, Growing Debate in Latin America on Alternatives to Drug War and Drug Policy Issues in Canada

March 12, 2013 (Toronto, Canada) – Ethan Nadelmann will be featured at the Centre for Study of the United States at the Munk School giving a talk entitled, “The Rise and Fall of the Global Drug Prohibition Regime.”

Ethan Nadelmann will address issues specific to Canada, as well as international matters such as:

  • Current debate on drug legalization in Latin America
  • Marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington
  • Drug policy and the Obama Administration

Described by Rolling Stone as “the point man” for drug policy reform efforts, Ethan Nadelmann is widely regarded as the outstanding proponent of drug policy reform both in the United States and abroad. Ethan Nadelmann is the founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, the leading organization in the United States promoting alternatives to the war on drugs. Nadelmann received his B.A., J.D., and Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard as well as a Masters’ degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics, and taught at Princeton University for seven years. His writings have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal,Science, and National Review, and he has appeared on programs including Real Time with Bill Maher, the Colbert Report, ABC’s Nightline, a Ted Koppel Special Report, NBC’s Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS’s 48 Hours, CBS Morning News, and Larry King Live.

The lecture is organized by Centre for Study of the United States at the Munk School of Global Affairs, and the Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto.


WHO/WHAT: Ethan Nadelmann: The Rise and Fall of the Global Drug Prohibition Regime, part of the CSUS and F.Ross Johnson Speaker Series
WHERE: Munk School of Global Affairs, Room 208N http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/event/13536/WHEN: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

On Wednesday, March 20, at 3:00pm, Ethan Nadelmann will also participate in a University of Toronto public forum titled, “Whose conviction? Religion and the (De)criminalization of Drugs.” http://rps.chass.utoronto.ca/doc/RPS-Drugs-Forum-Workshop-web.pdf

ABOUT THE CENTRE FOR STUDY OF THE UNITED STATES: Housed in the Munk School of Global Affairs, the Centre for the Study of the United States (CSUS) represents the largest collection of U.S.-focused scholars in Canada, as well as the greatest concentration of U.S. expertise in Canada’s history. Drawing on the resources of the Munk School, and with over 66 faculty affiliates, it has an unprecedented strength in U.S. expertise and in American Studies, both institutionally and nationally. For more information about CSUS and the Munk School of Global Affairs please visit:www.munkschool.utoronto.ca.


Kevin O’Neill (416.978.7050) kevin.oneill@utoronto.ca
Tony Newman (646.335.5384) tnewman@drugpolicy.org