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Drugs and peace in Colombia: Which way forward

On May 1, the Latin America Initiative at Brookings will host a panel discussion to examine the drugs-peace dynamic in Colombia and drug use trends in the United States, providing recommendations for harmonizing peace and justice objectives in Colombia and smart drug policies in the United States. Adam Isacson of the Washington Office on Latin America will describe the FARC peace deal agreement points regarding the illegal drug cultivation and trade. In addition to giving her reflections on recent counterdrug measures in Colombia, Brookings Senior Fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown will provide a comparative assessment of the effectiveness of counter-drug policies in post-conflict settings. Beau Kilmer, co-director of The RAND Drug Policy Research Center, will examine drug trends in the United States and their impact on Colombia. Brookings Senior Fellow Ted Piccone will moderate the session and provide his reflections on security and democracy in Colombia. 

Event Details

  • Date: May 1, 2017

  • When: 10:00 - 11:30 AM

  • Where: Brookings Institution, Saul/Zilkha Room