Crafting the Obama Drug Strategy
September 10, 2009: 6-7 pm (EDT)
~Online event. Registration required, and free of charge.~
Included among the many tasks on President Barack Obama's ambitious agenda is to revise the nation's approach to drug policy. On May 7, 2009, R. Gil Kerlikowske was sworn in as the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
As the Nation's "Drug Czar," Mr. Kerlikowske is charged both with developing President Obama's National Drug Control Strategy and for coordinating the Strategy’s implementation with Federal, state, and local agencies. By law, the Strategy must establish comprehensive, research-based, long-term quantifiable goals for reducing illicit drug use and the consequences of illicit drug use in the United States.
*This Webinar offers a unique chance for you to share your ideas on the future of drug policy that may be incorporated into the new Obama Administration Drug Strategy.*
President Obama has asked Director Kerlikowske to conduct a comprehensive consultation process and seek the most promising and cost-effective approaches to reducing drug use as well as drug-related crime and violence. The ONDCP Director has been traveling the country and hearing from drug treatment providers, educators, city and county officials, law enforcement and other criminal justice system agencies and an array of non-governmental organizations.
In this online discussion, the Drug Czar will briefly outline what he has been hearing in his meetings around the nation, with most of the hour dedicated to Q&A dialogue with the audience. Moderating the discussion will be Steve Goldsmith, Dan Paul Professor of Government and Director of the Innovations in American Government Program at HKS, as well as former two-term Mayor of Indianapolis.
Key speeches - Excerpts from speeches plus other resources and questions for consideration
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